May 2, 2009

recycled tee skirt on craftstylish!

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this week’s craftstylish tutorial was a special one to me – i designed this skirt a couple years ago for myself, and i loved the design concept (super easy, no pattern, custom fit, crazy comfy) but i loved it so much that i wanted to hold off doing a how-to… it’s silly, but i just felt like this one was better than the recycled skirt series i did here on my blog last summer, so i didn’t want it to blend in with those, so i saved it.  then i figured craftstylish having earth-friendly projects month in the springtime was the perfect chance to show my design to a bigger audience, so there it is!

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but here on do stuff! i’ll share a little more with you… my first version of the skirt, that red and orange one, was a bit different, as you can see in those photos.  i’m not sure exactly how i made the panels since it was undocumented years ago, but i do know that i cut the diagonals in different directions, instead of all in the same direction. so if you want a more twisted, asymmetrical kind of design, when my tutorial says cutting the diagonal line in the same direction on each one. It doesn’t matter what direction, as long as all four are cut the same (in my case, they were all from top right to bottom left) – ignore that and cut them in different directions. then when you’re deciding on the panel order, lay them out on the ground together and see how you want to piece them together for the coolest looking lines.

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i had fun twisting and twirling for our photo shoot! and being silly…

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so this skirt was kind of a continuation of my recycley skirt how-to series from last summer – which were part 1: t-shirts, part 2: sheets, part 3: sweatshirts.  i also did a post about trying to make a sleeve skirt, which i plan to try again this season and post a better how-to if it works out. so, i’ve made a new category for skirts since this is an ongoing topic for me, so you can see all of them.

oh hey and speaking of bloggy things – i’ve (finally!) gotten my links page a little bit up to date, although it still needs more work.  i had pretty much completely ignored my poor links page since i first started do stuff!, over 2 years ago, but i got motivated a few nights ago to give it some attention, and now there are a ton of blogs and sites added, some new categories, and hopefully i’ll continue to keep it updated now.

Filed under: clothing,craftstylish,skirts,tutorials — leethal @ 2:12 pm
  • Rebecca Z.

    Love the idea of the sleeve skirt.

    I’ve been thinking about making a skirt/vest out of old silk ties. Flatten them out, and seam the wide ends together for the skirt, narrow ends for the vest.

    I have a large collection of T’s from when my children were small, planned to use them for quilt blocks (if I ever get around to it. Probably when grandkids come.)

  • I love this skirt idea!!! My man has a ton of shirts that he don’t wear and I need some skirts for the warm weather. Thanks!

  • I love this skirt idea!!! My man has a ton of shirts that he don’t wear and I need some skirts for the warm weather. Thanks!

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  • Hey Lee,

    I really liked this tutorial so I’ve linked to this and the craftsylish page on my blog, The Handmade Experiment in a summer tutorials post. Check it out at http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/must-make-monday-its-summer-tutes/

    Thanks for all the great ideas and getting back to me about that morton salt girl shirt. :)

    Emily

  • Hey Lee,

    I really liked this tutorial so I’ve linked to this and the craftsylish page on my blog, The Handmade Experiment in a summer tutorials post. Check it out at http://emilyflippinmaruna.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/must-make-monday-its-summer-tutes/

    Thanks for all the great ideas and getting back to me about that morton salt girl shirt. :)

    Emily

  • Rebecca Z.

    Love the idea of the sleeve skirt.

    I've been thinking about making a skirt/vest out of old silk ties. Flatten them out, and seam the wide ends together for the skirt, narrow ends for the vest.

    I have a large collection of T's from when my children were small, planned to use them for quilt blocks (if I ever get around to it. Probably when grandkids come.)

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