How to Make a Two-Color A-Line Tee Skirtcomments (21) June 28th, 2013
I love making skirts in the springtime, and while playing around with some recycled T-shirts a couple of years ago, I came up with this design, which I still love! I've made four skirts like this so far, and plan on making many more! All you really need are two T-shirts and a sewing machine, but you can choose to add an elastic or drawstring waistband for extra security, or if you're a more experienced sewer, I'm sure you could add your own touches to make your skirt a bit more elaborate. This basic design is simple enough for anyone who can use scissors and sew a straight line!
- Two T-shirts, approximately the same size (details below)
- Scissors (and a rotary cutter is helpful)
- Measuring tape
- Chalk or fabric marker
- Sewing machine and thread
- Elastic tape or drawstring material (optional)
For your T-shirts, it will work better if they are similar thickness and stretchiness, and, of course, choose coordinating colors. By following the instructions exactly, the bigger the shirts are, the more your skirt will flare out, but if you want to use big T-shirts without so much flare, you can just cut your pieces smaller. This also goes for if you want to use two different sizes-you can cut the bigger shirt's pieces to be the same size as the smaller shirt. Keep in mind your skirt's length will be a bit shorter than the shortest T-shirt's length, so don't choose too-small shirts.
Start by cutting each T-shirt into two big rectangles, front and back. Cut the front first, as wide as possible inside where the sleeves come into the body and just below the collar.
Then cut the same size from the back. Repeat for the other shirt-you can use the first shirt's rectangle as a template, but it's not necessary that they are exactly the same size.
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