Making a skirt out of an old t-shirt is so easy. It is a unique and fun way to spruce up plain onesies with just a t-shirt, sewing machine, and elastic. I love to create different styles using patterned material, stripes and mixing colors to create a little flower patch on the onesie itself also.
Making the T-shirt Skirt:I used my measuring tape and measured the waist of the onesie I was refurbishing, and cut a piece of elastic so that it is little shorter than the waist width. Then with the same t-shirt material that I used for the flower, I cut out a square piece of material for the skirt. It doesn’t need to be too long, but you want it wide enough that when it is sewn together it pleats or bunches when the elastic is inserted, an extra 2 inches or so. (I like to use the edges already finished on the t-shirt, generally the bottom and one side so then really I am only sewing two edges myself.) I then sew with my sewing machine, a hem wide enough to fit my elastic I’ve cut into it. I guided the elastic through and then sewed the edge together to make the skirt complete.
This really does make a great gift or some fashionable one-of-a-kind clothes for your own baby! Enjoy and keep creating!!