Monday, November 12, 2012

Two Old T-shirts to color blocked skirt

I have a pile of old t-shirts in my sewing room that the Mr. has gotten rid of over the years.

Most have a stain or hole somewhere on them but the remainder of the material is just fine. Yesterday I pulled out two of them, a brown one and a yellow one and decided that they would make a cute color block skirt. I simply cut the t-shirts into three 'tubes' one tube from the yellow shirt and two tubes from the brown shirt. Then I cut those tubes in half so that I had six total pieces: two yellow and four brown. Below is a picture of the six pieces. (there are three pieces behind the three that you see)

After measuring my waste I cut the top part of the top piece so that it would fit my waste. I then cut a diagonal line from there to the bottom of the skirt on both sides, creating an A-Line shape. 
DIY color block skirt tutorial
 Finally, I sewed each piece together and then sewed up the sides. I used the bottom of the brown shirt as the bottom of my skirt which meant that It was already finished on the bottom...score! Because the skirt is knit I didn't feel the need to finish the top. The project took me a total of 30 minutes and I think it turned out super cute!

What can you do with old t-shirts

DIY Color block skirt


  1. How cute! Totally doesn't look like a shirt!

  2. Followed over from The Gunny Sack. What a creative and fun idea!

  3. Cute dress! I can't believe those are just t-shirts! I love the colors you chose. And re-using the hem, you are a girl after my own heart!
    Thanks for linking up!

  4. Very pretty - love the colour matching :-)

  5. Oh that is cool... I just need the Mr. to go through his wardrobe now! ;)