SKIRT REFASHION: QUILLBY MAY

PUT A BIRD ON IT!

PUT A BIRD ON IT!

After unpacking a billion boxes and sorting through our wardrobes, I have a ton of clothes to refashion and turn into a quillow. I took four T-shirts to turn into a cute little skirt. A cute light blue tee and a light gray tee with a bird were cut into four long rectangles, serving as the main panels of the skirt. I cut four slim strips from a navy blue tee. The blue strips were placed between the blue and gray panels, creating one long rectangle.

I LOVED THIS SHIRT.

I LOVED THIS SHIRT.

Because the tees were jerseyish or knit, I didn’t need to hem the bottom. I sewed a casing to insert a wide elastic piece. After snipping off the bottom even out the hem and twirling around in front of the mirror, I realized the skirt was a smidge too short. No problem because I had an idea to lengthen it. I took a white shirt and snipped it into two large pieces.

SEWING WHITE PANELS ONLY TO REMOVE THEM A FEW HOURS LATER ...

SEWING WHITE PANELS ONLY TO REMOVE THEM A FEW HOURS LATER …

Because my sewing machine was chewing fabric and not sewing it, I took a needle and thread and sewed the white panels just below the elastic waist. The panels were long enough to dangle a few inches below the skirt hemline, which meant I had room to cut the second layer to my desired length. Because I am a little paranoid about a skirt being see-throughish, the white panels serve as a simple skirt liner.

NICKNAME: QUILLBY MAY

NICKNAME: QUILLBY MAY

With all the hand-sewn stitches, I’ll probably never take this skirt off.  🙂  After trying on the skirt and twirling around in front of the mirror, I realized I didn’t like the white layer — it just sort of stood out and I just didn’t like it. So I ripped out the white layer and found a dark blue T-shirt in my stash as a replacement layer. Much much better. Eventually, I’ll replace the elastic band with drawstrings, but that can wait.  🙂

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