My dear hubby has a hard time parting with his old T-shirts. Even the stained and holey ones are kept as “gardening clothes.” He is however my biggest supporter and when I mentioned that I needed T-shirt for my latest project, he was happy to give me access to his stash. Some were beyond my help, but I found several that despite holes in the neck band were usable in the main body. I chose 3 shirts: navy, red, and gray. My objective: a cute and sassy ruffled skirt that wasn’t too fluffy or full and was easy to wear.
I opted to not hem the ruffles; they have straight cut lower edges. The top 3 tiers aren’t gathered. They were eased into the underskirt which was stretched during sewing. The smaller gray ruffles were gathered before sewing. I didn’t want the top edge of the top ruffle to show so I added on a yoke.
The red T-shirt is hidden underneath it all. I was kind of hoping it would show a little, but I’d have to do a hand stand I think. The one disappointment is the elastic in the waist is not strong enough to hold up the skirt. It’s a heavy skirt. Not wanting to run to the store, I used what I had and 1/2″ isn’t good enough. I’ll get a wider elastic to switch out and then the skirt will stay up. It is really supposed to be knee length.