September 18, 2011

From hubby's hoodie to cute skirt for me!

My husband made a bit of cleaning in his closet, so there I was with a mountain of old t-shirts and sweat shirts.

The grey and the lines pattern on this sweat shirt caught my eyes, I thought hum! A cute skirt maybe...

Not visible on the pic, but there is a huge pocket on the front bottom.

Here is how I did it:
First you have to cut the skirt's panels.
Like this:

secure with pins.

Then cut out two bands out of one of the sleeves, you need them to be a half of your waist size and add about 5 mm to the length for both bands, for ease. If your waist is 66 cm, then you need two bands of 33,5 cm. The height of the waist band for me was 4,5 cm, do not forget to leave 1 cm seam allowance all around.

Now you have all two pieces for the skirt.
Now, back to the skirt's panel, first you need to unsew a small part on one seam to insert the zip, secure the seam with your sewing machine.
Serge the top edge.
To make the gathering you need to sew a straight line on the panels at 1 cm from the top edge, secure that straight line with a back point but do not do it at the end, leave a good amount of thread a the end.
Now just pull the under thread (the one that cam out of the can on your sewing machine).
See it's starts to gather, do it till it matches the length of the waistband
Now the waistband; sew the two bands together and iron the seam flat, then apply some fusible to the wrong side of the waistband, to give it some strength and serge the band.
Fold it in the length and iron it.
Sew waistband and skirt together following the gathering line on the skirt.
Pull out the gathering threads.
Insert zip.
Iron the whole thing, and you are done!

See the pocket!?
It was so easy to make!


  1. Now I know why I have boxes of outgrown clothes in the attic with a label that reads "future sewing projects"

  2. This is darling! And it looks super comfy, too!

  3. This is so creative! I bet it is an awesome fall/winter skirt!

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