Today we have a super simple St.Patrick’s Day skirt that costs less than $5 to make.
And…because it isn’t covered in shamrocks my girls can wear this one again…maybe even during Christmas because it reminds me of an elf….
To make this skirt I used a t-shirt from the dollar store, some left over pom poms from another project (I needed less than 1 yard) and then 18 inches of 2 inch wide elastic.
To actually sew up the skirt I followed the same steps that I shared in this tutorial: How to make a skirt from a T-shirt.
And for the waistband I followed the same steps that I used in this tutorial: How to make an Exposed Elastic Waistband.
Then, to add the trim, I simply used the stitching from the T-shirt as a guide and stitched the the pom pom trim around the entire circumference of the skirt.
It was easy. A for real 30 minute project. And the girls love them.
Although…after I took these pictures I returned to where the mannequin was only to discover that my girls had restyled the skirt.
Apparently a hot pink shirt featuring a dog wearing glasses looks much better with this skirt than did the conservative, white, pin tucked top that I had chosen…
And I’m not going to argue…I’m not the one who is going to be wearing it…so it seems like St. Patrick’s day will be both of our lucky days! 🙂
PS: I know, this is my third t-shirt skirt in as many months….I like making them…I can’t help it…and there is more to come.
They are just so easy and inexpensive….it makes them one of those instant gratification projects that I need every once in awhile…
jessica russell says
I need to get my hands on some cool pom-poms like those! Love the skirt (and the restyled mannequin)!
When you’re onto a good thing, why would you stop? That skirt is so cute!
Crafty Ashley B says
Have got to do some up-cyclying of t-shirts for my niece! I know she would love this skirt!
I got the popm poms awhile back at Hobby Lobby and used a coupon!
I can’t stop…..all our t-shirts are going to be girls skirts before long…..
jessica russell says
Perfect! I’m actually headed there tomorrow anyway, so I’ll have to keep an eye out!