Monday, January 23, 2012

Ruffle Skirt out of old t shirts!

I am a girly girl who loves ruffles.

I have always wanted a ruffly skirt/petticoat which I could wear on its own and under too short skirts/dresses. My sister has a ruffly skirt which I borrowed while visiting her last summer, I loved that skirt (I even offered to buy it from her :D, she said no off course)

Anyways, I had some time on my hands last week, so I decided to make my own ruffly skirt out of old t-shirts. This skirt did not cost me anything. I already had everything on hand.


Here is the finished product



For the base of the skirt I started out with this flowy top which I got from Target a few years ago. It has seen better days.




I carefully cut off the sleeves and the top portion off.

I ended up with a skirt base

Then I dug up some old t shirts, most of them were my hubby's old work t shirts which he put in the donate pile. Some were mine
Completely off the topic, but every summer I buy myself at least two plain white t shirts and they always end up shrunken, augh!


I cut three inch wide strips


I do not show you how to ruffle fabric since there are so many tutorials out there.

But I ruffled all of the strips

I sewed on the top ruffle and then I sewed on this trim I had on hand




Then I marked where I wanted the strips to go and went to work sewing them on.


Whew. All done


LOVE it!

Total cost: $0.00!



Thanks for visiting!


94 comments:

  1. what a smart transformation:)

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  2. Thanks a lot for the idea !!!....simple, practical, versatil and stylish!! have a nice day.... greeting

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  3. Incredible!!! I've been saving up my t shirts to do something like this but I'm just too nervous to dig in and DO IT!!! This is the prettiest one I've seen! Would love for you to share this over on Kammy's Korner today: http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-party-16.html

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  4. Totally cute! Love ruffled skirts!

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  5. This is great! I have so many t-shirts I never wear anymore. Now I know what to do with them. :)

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  6. Where did you find that scarf? So cute! P.S. I love the skirt too, I'll have to try this sometime soon!

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  7. How did the skirt look after you washed it? Did the ends curl up (and, if so, did that just add extra charm)? Super cute skirt - I will have to try it!

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  8. I love this & the $0 price tag! Your whole outfit is too cute.

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  9. I LOVE it! That turned out so cute! I also wanted to let you know that I'm hosting my first giveaway, I'd love you to stop by my blog & enter to win a free My Memories Scrapbooking Program. Thanks!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  10. Dude! My husband just cleaned out his closet and handed me 10 white undershirts. And then I proclaimed just the other day that I'd like to get more into my sewing and voila! Your tutorial lands on my doorstep. It's fate! Thanks!

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  11. This is fantastic!! I love it! It looks super cute with the stripes and orange cardi!

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  12. You rock socks Rita! This is adorable....you are adorable. Great job!

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  13. This is an awesome idea. I'm thinking thrift-stores on $50cent day!

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  14. cute and fun idea! Great way to use up old t-shirts. i just got rid of a bunch of my husbands gross, undershirts that had holes in them. Wish I would have saved them!

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  15. I LOVE THIS!!!! thanks for sharing.... more inspiration for me to figure out my sewing machine :) pinned!!!

    -lauren @ summitstreetjoy.com

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  16. Super cute! Found you on NOTJUSTAHOUSEWIFE linky...

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  17. This is VERY cute; love it!!! I am also your newest follower; what a cute blog!

    Jodi

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  18. Your skirt is really cute!

    New follower here :)

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  19. A girl can NEVER have enough Ruffles in her life.... Love it.. :)
    http://shoprubyjean.com/2012/01/sew-crafty-tuesday-7-and-winner/

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  20. I love that you used things you already had lying around the house. Now I want to make one of these ruffle skirts too. :) It would be fun to do them in other colors as well.

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Awesome! I have that shirt in gray and don't wear it, ever... looking forward to giving it a new life!!!

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  22. This is...ADORABLE!

    Love the skirt...love the stripes with the leopard print.

    Love the cardi AND the boots!

    I would be absolutely THRILLED if you would stop over at my place and link this up to Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL…going on right now!: http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/01/feature-friday-free-for-all-4.html.

    So looking forward to seeing you there!


    ~Abbie

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  23. LOVE absolutely EVERYTHING about this ensemble, especially that you made that adorable ruffled skirt!

    I would be absolutely THRILLED if you would stop over at my place and link this up to Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL…going on right now!: http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/01/feature-friday-free-for-all-4.html.

    So looking forward to seeing you there!


    ~Abbie

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  24. Turned out super cute! LOVE!
    -Tootsie

    www.thetootsiewootsie.com

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  25. Oh man, this is such a great skirt! And it looks awesome on you! I'd be SO pumped if you'd come and share this (and any other projects you'd like to show off) at the Head to Head Showdown link party, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com I hope to see you there! ~Jen

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  26. So, so , co cute! I love this! I want to make one so bad, but I broke my sewing machine. This probably says something about my sewing skills. I will be featuring today on A Little Tipsy!

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  27. this is SO cute! i love the outfit you put together too. it looks so great! can't wait til i become a better seamstress :)
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh, pretty! I want to make this! I need to learn to sew!

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  29. What a fun idea. My daughter would love one of these skirts!

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  30. I love this! I really like the trim you've used too! What a great idea :)

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  31. Found you via Etcetorize. This is awesome!

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  32. Great skirt and tutorial!! Love the outfit you put together, too! Off to raid the Goodwill bag.

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  33. So cute and great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize~

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  34. This dress and your blog are so cute! I would LOVE for you to link this up to my link party!
    Thanks!

    - Kathryn
    http://www.destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/01/destination-cutesy-monday_30.html

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  35. I love it!
    You should join me for Handmade 52! http://www.raisingoranges.blogspot.com

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  36. Do the ruffles go all the way around or are they just in the front?

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  37. You are so stylin I love it!!

    Thanks so much for linkin up to my Sunday, FUNday party! Featuring your cuteness on my blog at this week's linky party! Feel free to grab a featured button and get your brag on! Hope you link up in the future! XO

    The Foley Fam Blog

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  38. This skirt is so awesome. I love it!!!! What a great use for all those old discarded tees. You look so chic in that outfit. Fun and comfy.
    Ruth

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  39. The skirt is so cute. Love all the ruffles and you can't beat the price!! woot woot! We're so glad you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you!! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great ideas! -The Sisters

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  40. Hello! Saw you on C.R.A.F.T. party! That is so cool!
    I have to do that for my little girl! Se is a girly girl and loves ruffles! :)

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  41. love it! I could totally do this because I have so many old t-shirts!

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  42. So cute! I'm going to have to try this! I have a stack of t-shirts to cut, just need to find something for the waist band! Love it! Stacey@RealSouthernLiving.com

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  43. I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :) Come check it out and grab a button! http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2012/01/your-whims-wednesday-44-and-features.html

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  44. I'll take one too, lol. So pretty, featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time.

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  45. Amazing, and you make it look easy! I'm sitting on a ton of old t-shirts right now. I might scale this down for the Babby - and I don't know if I have any shirts with bands that lend themselves to this, but I do have elastic!

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  46. You are very talented. Thanks for linking up!

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  47. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I have a shirt with a band almost exactly like yours, so I'm off to dig through the goodwill pile to find more shirts to use! I'd be honored if you'd share this at my Show & Tell party, going on now @ the Delectable Home.

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  48. This is so fun and feminine, love it!

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  49. Hello! Thanks for linking to Once Upon a Weekend last week. You're the new Blog of the Week, with the most hits! whoo hoo!! this is so cute and fun. great job!

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  50. I luv that skirt. Super cute!!! I might even get my sewing machine out to make that one!!!!

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  51. Wow! I have a ton of used to be white tees that the hubs won't wear anymore. They are basically stain free but you could always cut around the stains. I think I might try using a tea bag to dye them and make one of these for my daughter to wear with her tunic tops and tights. Love the boots, too! What a cute look!

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  52. I've seen this skirt everywhere. LOVE it. So easy too. I like the different colors of the t-shirts. I would have worried about that if I were making it, but I think it looks better than if they were all one shade. Excellent job! I hope to try it!! I also love the way you styled it...boots, stripes, tights, bright orange cardigan. perfect. :)

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  53. Wishing I were young enough to wear this!!! 60 is probably a little too old but in my mind, I know it would rock! Gonna make one for my 2 yr. old granddaughter and live vicariously.

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  54. This is great, I love it!

    http://sanja-tosamja.blogspot.com/

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  55. Too cute! I pinned this and hopefully will get a chance to make one someday soon. Found you at Keep it Simple!

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  56. Love your skirt! I just told my daughter I was going to use the red fabric I bought at Christmas to make her a skirt for V-Day and she said she wanted one with ruffles - immediately I ran across your link at Keeping it Simple, and voila! I'm ready to start sewing! Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, by the way, I'm your newest follower - stop by to visit me sometime if you'd like. Hugs ~ Mary

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  57. I love this! It's a perfect excuse to clean out Husband's t-shirt drawer. He wears plain white tees EVERYWHERE and they always end up pretty dingy looking pretty quickly. I like the idea of staining with tea bags to make them a little more uniform. I don't think I could let go enough to let the ruffles be different colors.

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  58. I wish my husband didn't paint so darned much! He goes through t-shirts like nobody's business, but I'm not sure I'd want to rock the paint and stain splatters! Great skirt! Great job! I'm going to have to make one of these someday!

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  59. Love, love, LOVE this! Must try soon. And April...IMHO I would love it with paint splattered ruffles...or tea stained.

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  60. I love the shirt, but I was more interested to know where you got the bright orange cardigan! Please let me know. I am in search of one for my wedding! Thanks!

    georgia09@ku.edu

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  61. i was interested in where your boots are from?

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  62. So cute! I love the whole outfit! Thanks for the great idea!


    The Chapstick Wrangler

    www.chapstickwrangler.blogspot.com

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  63. if you start sewing from the bottom and work up, it's easier because you don't have to move the ruffle above it out of the way. Very cute!

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  64. Aww so so adorable!!!

    Pinneraddict.blogspot.com

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  65. This is really fabulous!!!i like to wear skirts this is my real choice thanks for sharing it with us.http://www.gotapparel.com/

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  66. I love your cardigan did you make that too or where did you get it?

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  67. :D this is awesome... Ruffle Skirts at no cost !! too amazing.. :)

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  68. This is super adorable!! I made myself a skirt like this not too long ago and LOVE it!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  69. i fell in love with this skirt at first sight! i'd seen other people do this sort of white ruffled petticoat, but i loved how yours was from t-shirts. so i outright copied you (and linked to you here, obviously!) and it's such a fun skirt and really versatile. i actually made mine too long for my liking but i can't bear the idea of cutting off one of the tiers that too so much time!! if you'd like to see it, here it is: http://cucicucicoo.blogspot.it/2012/11/sottogonna-arricciata-ruffly-petticoat.html

    thanks so much for this post! :) lisa

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  70. I have had such a hard time finding short ruffle skirts for adults and this looks easy enough for an amateur sewer like myself! Thanks for sharing!!

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  71. WOW... Amazing T-Shirt here....!!!
    I am so much confused when I see those picture....!!!
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    So, Dear, Please come to this shop, and Buy your best one...!!!
    Stylist T-Shirt Shop

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  72. This is ridiculously adorable! I'm jealous of your mad skills!! :) Thanks for sharing how to do this. I'm shaking at the thought of "knit" anything, but with scraps, what can it hurt, right?

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  73. Very very creative. I do not have word to praise about your creative work . How you changed a single white t-shirt in ruffle skirt. Amazing job.

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  74. I love this skirt! Wish I could buy it from YOU!!!

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  75. it's amazing. change an old tshirt into a ruffly skirt. what a good idea! I will have a try.

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  76. T-shirt skirt!! SOOO comfortable to wear and so smart to make something so cotton-picking' cute from up cycled shirts. NICE WORK:)

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  77. This is unbelievable for me. I salute to your creativity. You just change the whole look.
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