Hello! It's Megan from Brassy Apple, the I AM MORE blog and my newest joint venture with my 10 year old daughter - Brassy Blossom!
One of my favorite things to do is re-fashion! I love taking something I already have and making it better!
Maxi skirts are all the rage this season so I created one for my daughter with a few simple steps! You can make one too!
2 t-shirts similar in size (I used 2 medium sized shirts that were in the donate pile)
Scissors and/or rotary cutter, ruler and mat
3/8" wide elastic
Step 1: Cut across the shirts right under the sleeves. Cut the bottom hem off of only 1 shirt. Set the extra pieces aside.
Step 3: Layout your design/pattern alternating the 2 shirts. Position the piece with the bottom hemline still attached at the very bottom.
Step 4:Take your top 2 pieces and turn the 2nd piece inside out. Place it inside out over the 1st top piece (1st photo) lining up the bottom edges (2nd photo). Pin the 2 layers together and sew (3rd photo).
The nice thing about knit is it stretches. If one of the pieces is a bit wider than another, simply pull it a bit to match up and pinning and sewing.
Step 5: Unfold the 2nd layer down when sewn. Repeat this process with the remaining 2 layers (place 3rd piece inside out over the 2nd piece, line up the bottom edges, pin and sew) ending with the piece that is still has the hemline attached.
Step 6: Fold under the top edge 1" to create a casing and sew closed leaving about a 2" opening.
Measure waist and subtract 1". Cut elastic. Thread it through the casing using a safety pin on the end.
Overlap the ends about 1/2" and sew. Then sew the casing opening closed and WEAR!!!