I forgot to mention that I have a project in the latest issue of sew it all … it’s a no-pattern project to make skirts out of old t-shirts.
Yep, that’s the skirt I made there on the right. It really is simple to do, and all the materials together cost me less than $20 (for the skirt elastic, plus some tees from the local Goodwill).
Here’s a peek at the how-to page:
My only regret is that I couldn’t actually show how to put pockets in — I had this terrific idea for using the the neckband of the shirt as the top of a patch pocket, but it just made the whole thing too complicated for what was supposed to be an easy project. Oh well, maybe next time … you can almost visualize it from the instructions here:
For those of you in the US, I think this is still available wherever sewing magazines are sold … not sure what the situation is overseas.
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