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DIY: Create your own Fab-Inspired full and flirty tee-shirt skirt without sewing a stitch
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DIY: Create your own Fab-Inspired full and flirty tee-shirt skirt without sewing a stitch


Yesterday Fab posted a link to a photo of Drew Barrymore rocking a gorgeously graphic printed skirt by Gucci. Ah! But what inspiration! I thought it would be fun to show you how you can take an ordinary tee shirt [men's XXL or bigger] and, in 45 minutes or less, take it from the thrift store bargain bin to the virtual catwalk. This is a no-sew project - easy for adults and suitable for children with adult supervision.

All you need to start this project are a few simple household tools
Gather your tools. You will need 1 XXL tee, an iron and ironing board, a measuring tape, a straight edge or t-square, a pencil or tailor's chalk, a pair of scissors or rotary cutter and a cutting mat.Gather your tools. You will need 1 XXL tee, an iron, measuring tape, straight edge, pencil, scissors.

Press your shirt to remove any wrinkles.Press your shirt to remove any wrinkles.

Measure and mark 16" from the bottom of the hem. Use tailor's chalk or a pencil.Measure and mark 16" from the bottom of the hem. Use tailor's chalk or a pencil.

Draw a line with a straight edge at the 16 inch marks you just made.Draw a line with a straight edge at the 16 inch marks you just made.

Cut along the line you just drew using scissors or a rotary tool.Cut along the line you just drew using scissors or a rotary tool.

Turn the skirt that you just cut from the body or the shirt hem-side up and snip the hem.Turn the skirt that you just cut from the body or the shirt hem-side up and snip the hem.

Measure, mark and cut a 1 inch strip from the remainder of the tee shirt.Measure, mark and cut a 1 inch strip from the remainder of the tee shirt.

Snip the 1 inch tube. Stretch it and knot it at the ends. Thread the drawstring into the casing.Snip the 1 inch tube open to create a strip. Stretch it and knot it at the ends. Thread the drawstring into the casing.

Pull on your skirt and cinch it tight on your waist.Pull on your skirt and cinch it tight on your waist. Arrange the gathers to compliment your figure

Have fun painting and embellishing your skirt as you wish.Have fun painting and embellishing your skirt as you wish.
You can use diluted bleach, diluted acrylics, fabric paints, or permanent markers. The best thing is that you are only limited by your imagination and can draw inspiration from almost anywhere. Check out these online tutorials for some original ideas:
The Transformer Jeans Skirt
Image Transfer Techniques
My idea for the design, as shown in this tutorial, was originally inspired by CasaSugar and her MidDay Muse.

Layer your skirt with a tank or a tee shirt or have even more fun getting very funky and creative.Now that you're done, layer your skirt with a tank or a tee shirt or have even more fun getting very funky and creative.

Here are the looks that I've created from this project:

 The finished project all hooked up.Look 1: The finished project all hooked up.
This skirt was cut at 16 inches in length from a man's tee shirt, size large. Details on the rest of the outfit can be found in this Look Book.

Here's a more night time look that I created by changing the top, the shoes, the belt and the necklace.

 A more night time look from the no sew projectLook 2: A more night time look from the no sew project

Details on the rest of the outfit can be found in this Look Book.

Not Quite Neon full & flirty skirt created from a men's XXL tee shirtNot Quite Neon full & flirty skirt created from a men's XXL tee shirt

Details on the rest of the outfit can be found in this Look Book.

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supermommie supermommie 6 years 21 weeks
OMGosh. That looks good. I think The Super Princess and I are gonna try that this weekend!!