All You Need Is LOVE Skirt

I’m calling this skirt the “All You Need is Love Skirt”  but it could be called “The World’s Easiest and Most Inexpensive DIY Valentine’s skirt”.
(It’s made out of a dollar store T-shirt and some scrap felt and took me less than an hour from start to finish.)
Here’s what you’ll need:
*A T-shirt
* Felt
*Embroidery Floss
*Liquid Stitch (optional)
*General Sewing Gear—a measuring tape, scissors, a sewing machine…the usual…
Here’s how to do it:
#1.  Find out the needed length of your skirt.  Do this by measuring your little girl from the waist to the knee (or how ever long you want the skirt to be).  Then add an extra inch and a half to your measurements (the extra is to use for the elastic casing at the top).

#2.  Now lay out your T-shirt, measure from the bottom hem up and cut.  (I cut mine at 11 inches.)  ***Notice that the bottom of your skirt is already hemmed for you from the T-shirt—nice huh? (I told you this was going to be easy.)

#3.  Cut out your letters from the felt.  I just free handed them with the scissors as I was cutting the felt scraps.  But if you like you can draw the letters out on copy paper first, then cut them out and trace them onto the felt first.  (I’m just not that technical—or perhaps I’m just too lazy…)
#4.  Next I “Liquid Stitched” my letters down onto the skirt.  I did this so they would stay in place easier while I was stitching them.  But this isn’t necessary.
#5.  Pull out your embroidery thread and stitch around the edges.  (Since the skirt is for my 3 year old I wanted it to look kind of kiddish and silly so I didn’t worry about making sure all the stitches were the same size or perfectly straight and spaced.)
#6.  Next I made the casing for the elastic around the top and inserted the elastic for the waistband.  I know there are a million tutorials on how to do this but just in case you’d like more instructions on how to do this step you can click over to HERE.
#7.  Enjoy—you’re all done.  Easy Peasy.
Just make sure you don’t let slip who you’d like your Valentine to be…that can be pretty embarrassing!
Simple Simon & Co

Comments

  1. 1

    this skirt is adorable!! I love the hand-stitched detail :)

  2. 2

    this is SOOOOO CUTE – totally pinned it for future kid sewing gift giving idea! to bad it wouldn’t fit me!

  3. 3

    LOVE this skirt! So simple and yet so cute! I’m curious what size shirt you used – I’m thinking that a small shirt would work for my 3 year old. Did you measure her waist or just make the shirt work to fit her with the elastic?

    • 4

      Angela,
      I used a “Youth Medium” but a small would probaly work. (With T-shirt skirts I pretty much just use whatever the Dollar Store has and make it work.)

  4. 5
    Molly @ mixedmolly says:

    I could do this! My daughter would love it :)

  5. 6

    So sweet, love it on the brown!
    Tracey

  6. 7

    This is soooooo adorable!!!!

  7. 8

    Gorgeous Steph!! I’m in love!

  8. 9

    SO cute!! I LOVE this! I need one in my size! :)

  9. 10

    so cute and so easy!!! you are so smart… thanks for sharing!!

  10. 11

    Adorable, just adorable! I’m with Kati . . . I wonder if it would look as cute on a grownup as on a sweet little girl? ;-)

  11. 12

    That is so cute! I love the colors of the letters on the brown.

  12. 13

    That is very cute! LOVE it!

  13. 14

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