I recently acquired a plus sized shirt from my late-grandmother. Even though she died several years ago, I still miss her deeply. I was happy to have something of hers that I could make into something useful. When I saw it, I thought it would make a simple skirt. It was so easy! Now I would like to raid the thrift store to make more. I wanted to share how to do this yourself.
|You can pretty much tell if the shirt is large enough by comparing it to your waist.|
Cut a strip of thick elastic (I used 3") to the size of your waist and sew together using an elastic stitch. I like using thick elastic because it creates a bold waistband to wear over a tucked in shirt.
Baste the raw edge and ruffle so that it fits the waistband.
Use a zigzag stitch to sew the waistband to the skirt. I didn't even use pins!
Trim the threads and you are done!
The fabric was a silky polyester. It is a lot of fun to wear.
If you would like a cute skirt without having to make one, I sell cheap skirts in my shop!