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 great 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.
6 thoughts on “Sew It All (or at least a couple of skirts)”
I just picked up this mag the other day. I didn’t really look closely at it while I was at the store, but once I got home, I sat down and read the “Who Are the Experts” page. I saw your name and was like, “Hey! I know her!” (Ok, so I don’t know-you-in-person know you, but, y’know. I’m a longtime reader/sometimes commenter [I think under a different name]). And I wanted to tell somebody, but no one in my house would care. But *you* would care, so, Hey! I saw you in the magazine! Cool! Looks like a great skirt to laze around in during the summer, on a chaise lounge with a book and a pair of gigantic movie star sunglasses. With a lemonade.
I wish I could find this magazine — I went to the independent bookseller I normally visit that has a big selection of sewing magazines, but not Sew It All.
This is so witty, thanks, Erin!!!
this looks like it could easily be made to work for maternity… which, hooray!!!
I’m visualizing using the sleeves as a pocket hanging from the waistband seam. Either inside or outside the skirt.
I just bought that magazine yesterday. I flipped through it quickly, but hadn’t noticed any of the by-lines. That’s really awesome to hear you did one of the articles. PLEASE post a picture of your version of the skirt with the pocket(s). I’d love to see it. I also prefer always having pockets – and ones large enough to actually carry stuff, too. 🙂