+ day 28: Seeing Stripes

This was a fun skirt to make! I cut two tee shirts up in 4 inch sections, then sewed them together in alternating colors matching the seams together. Sew with zig zag stitch-make sure your fabric doesn’t stretch while you sew or it will looked rippled or serge with it set to sew knits. I made sure the bottom, hemmed 4 inch section of one shirt was the top and the bottom, hemmed 4 inch section of the other shirt was the bottom so there wasn’t any hemming necessary. Woot woot! Then to make everything smooth and fitted I sewed down the matched seams on the right and left sides to create a perfect seam and have it fit my body. Make sure it is nice and tight! I LOVE how it turned out! I love these stretchy long skirts, sexy….yet modest.
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  1. Did you use your serger to do this? Did it arrive?

  2. How did you do the waistband and the hem? Did you just fold over a double section for the top waistband and did you do the same for the hem? Show the step by step!

  3. Hi Liz – this is Karin from King Henry. I just stumbled across your blog and checked out all the things you have made this month. I am so impressed!! You are so good! Every single thing is stylish and adorable! I am obsessed with this skirt!

  4. Liz, this is brilliant! I am going to share your blog on mine. Which means, I might actually have to start posting on it again. :)

  5. cute skirt, but the bigger question is: what kind of exercise do you do to get your backside to look like that?? my frame is similar to yours, but my butt is not that curvy.

  6. This is awesome!

  7. First, yours is probably my all time favorite blog. If I was a better blogger, I would want us to be friends. Second, this skirt is amazing and I have to say it looks better than the Kate Spade version seen here http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/morning-reboot/
    Anyways, hope you’re having fun on your adventure!

  8. Such a cute and easy idea. Too bad I’m too hippy to pull off a pencil skirt with horizontal stripes. Perhaps an a-line….

  9. Seriously, could you be any hotter?

  10. This is so great!!! I love those style skirts and oftentimes have a hard time finding some that fit. I’m definitely excited to try to make this! Thank you for sharing!

  11. i love this! i had a go at it myself and i love my new skirt – photo’s here http://abimakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/tshirt-skirt.html

  12. you are so talented!

  13. Hi Liz, love your simple and smart ideas! And your blog rocks!!!

  14. This is brilliant! This is beautiful!

  15. Just found your blog through Pinterest. I love this!

  16. I just found this via pinterest just like everyone else and I love this idea. I am so going to try it!

  17. i love this, been meaning to make some tee’s longer with somewhat this idea. my fanny is too large so is my tummy! maybe if i used large tees and made it flowy lol! thanks for sharing!

    • I’m the same – I will try it with larger T’s and see how it turns out! Fabulous idea especially when Goodwill has a dollar day on T shirts! :0)

  18. Modest compared to… plastic wrap? Because, being transparent, it would definitely be less modest.

    Very clever design, though, and a lot of bang for your buck! I will probably even copy it for my daughter – with a few extra inches there on the sides. 😉

  19. AWESOME! Need step by step…sharing this on my blog! I just love it!

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