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Turn 3 old, oversized T's into a totally cute ruffle skirt!
My dad got these T-shirts for Christmas (Thanks Grandma!) but they were size XL so he regifted them to me for sewing. What I really like about working with T-shirts is that they are Pre-hemed and SOOO easy to manipulate!

Let me know it you have any questions!

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  • How to make a tiered skirt. Ruffle Skirt From A T Shirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your 3 oversized T's and cut them to the length of ruffles you want. I did mine with 18 inches, 12 inches, and 8 inches. I added 2 inches to the top (shortist) layer for a foldover seam (in the end it will be 6 inches).

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Ruffle Skirt From A T Shirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now you should have three tubes. Put the middle one over the long one and the shortist on top.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Ruffle Skirt From A T Shirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take the shortest layer and fold it over to the other layers (this is why you cut it two extra inches).

    Make a slit in the folded over area large enough to slip your elastic into.

    Sew arround to attach all four layers.

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Ruffle Skirt From A T Shirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut elastic to your waist (or hip depending on where you want it to hit) size + 1/2 inches.

    Insert elastic into the slit made in the previous step.
    HINT: Easy way to get elastic all the way arround: attach a saftey pin to the insert and slide it through.

    When the elastic edges meet, sew them together (this is why you added 1/2 inches).

  • How to make a tiered skirt. Ruffle Skirt From A T Shirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew up the slit so you can't see the elastic any more.

    BINGO!!!! Turn rightside out and it is done.

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Ninjaa P.
Ninjaa P. · Houston, Texas, US
Thank you so much! I was able to finish a skirt I needed! I'll try to post a picture up soon!
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LaLiLuLiny
LaLiLuLiny · Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, DE · 20 projects
sweet Happy
wasn t it cold when you made the photos?
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Belle
Belle · Waikanae, Wellington, NZ · 1 project
That's a great skirt, I really like the butterfly belt, too Happy
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Scarlie Lou XD
Scarlie Lou XD
this is really cool Happy i'll have to find some shirts first though XD
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Sin & Bone
Sin & Bone · Manchester, Tennessee, US · 2 projects
this is so cute
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Crystal H.
Crystal H. · Fountain, Colorado, US · 23 projects
Love it! Can't wait to make myself one of these for the summer. Thanks for sharing your idea.
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m
m · Yorba Linda, California, US · 9 projects
i absolutely adore this!
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Glenda A.
Glenda A.
Wow! I really like this idea and it looks so cute.
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Looks great!
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angelina a.
angelina a. · Milton, Florida, US · 4 projects
love it!
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