I hope you can all understand it!! Good luck ladies and gents!
1. So you have your regular t-shirt. The first thing you will want to do is create a pattern for your trapezoids. This is the trapezoid lengths for mine…
(Depending on the size of your shirt, you may have to use two shirts to make all the trapezoids. You can either find two shirts that are the same color of mix and match the layers.)
2. BOTTOM LAYER: This leaves allowance for ¼ inch on the sides for sewing the pieces together. The bottom has a little bit of a curve to it. It’s about an inch at the lowest point. The top is ½ inch longer for a little hemming and sewing the top and bottom layer together. Cut about 10 of these…depending on your waist size.
3. This is the top layer. This is also allowance for ¼” on the sides for sewing the pieces together. This one has ½ inch curve on the bottom but also has a ½ extra fabric on top for hem and sewing the layers together. Cut out about 17 of these…depending on you waist.
4 Before you sew all your pieces together, you may want to pin them and make sure you have enough pieces and the circle is even. Then sew together all your pieces together for each layer. It should look like this. The circle’s radius (yay math, haha!) should be about half your total waist size.
5. If you want you can either hem the top edge or leave it, depending on the fabric you are using. Now you have to line up your skirt’s layers and you are going to sew them together leaving about ¼ of an inch from the top.
6. Once you have this done you can begin on your waist band. Measure out your waist and cut strips that are half the length of it and about 8- 9 inches wide. This depends on how wide you want the waist band and also how much t-shirt you have to work with. Iron them in half and then sew together the long edge so that you have a sort-f long sock, lol.
7. After this, sew together the two pieces on one edge like so…
8. Now try the waistband on and you can either sew it together now or sew half or it on you skirt and then sew it together when it’s half sewed onto your skirt.
9. Now you just have to pin together the skirt and the waistband. You may want to try on the skirt to make sure it fits and make adjustments before adding the waistband. Find the best side of the skirt and make it your front and line up with one of the sewed together pieces (sides) of the waistband to your right side of the skirt.
9. Finally sew the skirt to the waistband and then make any last adjustments, such as tightening the waistband and what not!
The final skirt will look like such…
Hope this wasn't confusing..I just kind of winged it myself...so this is the best I can do to explain it. If you have any questions just leave a comment and I'll respond!