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I am going to show you how to recon an old sweatshirt into a sailor skirt! I love mine and think it's great for both spring and fall. This is a pretty simple tutorial because I cheated and used a pencil skirt I already had as a pattern. Enjoy.

Posted by PinkWeeds from Omaha, Nebraska, United States • Published See PinkWeeds's 173 projects »
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  • How to make a pencil skirt. Sailor Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a gigantic sweatshirt in a navy, red or white color to go for the nautical theme.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Sailor Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the sleeves because you really don't need them.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Sailor Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now flip your sweatshirt upside down so that what was the hem becomes to top of your skirt. Place your pencil skirt on top of the sweatshirt and trace.

    (if you aren't using a pencil skirt as a pattern and are freestyling it. Measure where you want to skirt to sit and divide that by 4. Markt he center of your sweatshirt and mark out from the center the number you get after dividing by 4. Example: 27/4= 6.75 Measure your hips and do the same. 37/4=9.25. Measure the distance between your waist and your hips and mark that. Then connect the dots.)

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Sailor Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make sure to leave room for seam allowance when cutting out your pattern.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Sailor Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Next turn your right sides together and pin and sew your skirt together using a straight stich. Remember, the thicker your material the longer your stitch should be. Follow your straight stitches with a zig-zag stich and cut off any access fabric.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Sailor Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finally fold and hem your skirt and sew using a straight stich.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Sailor Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Next you get to pick out what buttons to use.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Sailor Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Using different buttons will change the look of your skirt.

  • How to make a pencil skirt. Sailor Skirt - Step 9
    Step 9

    When you decide on what buttons to use mark where you want to place them using your chalk. Be sure to measure equal distances with your measuring tape.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Ooh, I made an almost identical version of this for my coursework!
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Chastidy R.
Chastidy R.
This is great! thanks so much for sharing I'm making one asap!
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Demonymphetamine
Demonymphetamine · Turmero, Aragua, VE · 49 projects
SO EASY...! I MUST MAKE ME ONE OF THIS!...THANKS FOR PUBLISH YOUR IDEA!
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Zornitsa A.
Zornitsa A. · 7 projects
OH GOD, I must try this!!! Thanks for this project!
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Victorian Dreamer
Victorian Dreamer · Loveland, Colorado, US · 4 projects
Awesome! I have been wanting a skirt like this for a while now. Never would have though of using a sweat shirt!
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Dorine C.
Dorine C. · Cardiff, Wales, GB · 3 projects
So you don't use a casing with an elastic band for this then?
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 * Kim *
* Kim * · 4 projects
I love this!!
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Dorine C.
Dorine C. · Cardiff, Wales, GB · 3 projects
Love it!
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Beautiful skirt and lovely written and easy instructions to follow. PLUS I <3 nautical stuff thank you very much!!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
ahoy matey
Happy
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