Recycling 101

I love all of the things you can make from a pile of castoffs…..

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t-shirts….

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simple tiered T-shirt skirt.

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Old flannel shirts to….
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Cute flannel skirt.

The same pattern applies to both skirts.

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I made a very high tech pattern using the girls notebook paper.  The first tier is 7 inches tall by 6 3/4 inches wide.  Second tier is 8 1/2 inches tall by 8 inches wide.  Third tier is 10 1/2 inches tall by 11 inches wide.  You can adjust this pattern easily to suit your own shape.  Cut 8 squares for each row.  A total of 24.

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Sew the tiers together in vertical order adding tucks to ease in the extra fabric right sides together.  I wanted to do this on my serger, but it was not co-operating.  I used my Viking Mega Quilter and it worked just fine.  If you own a serger, you can sew this in 20 minutes. 

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Now take your 8 vertical rows and sew them together right sides facing each other. 
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You should have something that resembles this….Now make a tunnel that will hold 1 inch elastic leaving a small opening.  Measure you waist, cut elastic and insert using a safety pin.  Sew ends together and sew opening closed.

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Carol was kind enough to style a couple of outfits with the finished skirts…Thanks Carol!

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E-mail me if you have any questions!