Start with a T-shirt turned inside out large enough to be wide enough for a skirt.
Measure around the widest part of your hips and then divided that number in half add 1-2 inches.
So if you measure 40 around the hips you will want the shirt to be 22 inches across the chest.
I used a men's 2X t-shirt to give plenty of fabric especially since I was just learning..
Run your tape measure from the bottom edge of the shirt to the shoulder.
Mark with your chalk a straight line.
Then make a straight line across the chest. Below the collar and above the pocket.
It will look like this....
Cut chalk lines and Pin together..
Sides and top..
Leaving the top open sew a 5/8 side seam down both sides of the skirt.
I start at the bottom and sew up.
Trim your seams up some if needed.
Fold over the top to make a casing..
I folded 5/8 to an inch..
After the first 2 skirts I was able to fold it over with out measuring.
Sew the casing all the way around.
Be careful not to stretch the t-shirt to much when feeding it through the machine.
As it will cause it to sew it stretched out and loose shape.
Then for the drawstring...
Cut a 2 inch wide piece from another T-shirt.
I cut the hem off one then cut the piece for the drawstring.
Stretch it as far as you can then cut it to make a string..
Turn skirt Right side out.
Cut a small slit in the middle of the front.
Or for a different style you could cut it at one of the sides..
Feed it through using the safety pin.
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And you are DONE!!
It took me 30 minutes on the first skirt and less than that on each of the next two!
This kid modeling wears about a women's 5/6-9/10 depending on the skirt.
She had to pull this one up quite a bit.
So there are the instructions.. If I didnt make something clear(Which is Very possible) Just email or comment and I will try to explain better. I am still having trouble commenting in Blogger and cant figure out why. So fellow blogger people sorry!! I am reading just cant comment for some strange reason...