I don’t know why I always think it’s a good idea to sew things. I don’t have a sewing machine, for one thing. For another thing, I don’t sew, like ever. I mean, I sew buttons on things now and then, and then they fall off again, and then I just stop buttoning whatever the buttons fell off of (and hope they’re not pants).
But I fell in love with these cute little kid skirts.
I decided I had to make one, since I have a lot of my husband’s old t-shirts in the closet and this would, of course, translate to a fully grown (and oversized, if we’re being honest) adult.
I forgot to take into account that all the t-shirts my husband doesn’t want to wear as t-shirts anymore are ugly.
I also forgot that I don’t like short skirts, and it turns out that once you cut the arm part off a t-shirt, even one that a full-grown man wears, it’s gonna be short. And that’s before you add the elastic.
Still, I had already started, and so I plunged ahead. With red thread. Here is where I tell you that this is a not-even-close-to-10-minute skirt if you don’t have a sewing machine. It’s more like a 30-to-40-minutes-of-shoulder-cramping-finger-bleeding-pain skirt.
And that’s if you totally blaspheme your way through the shittiest sewing job ever just to get it done in a semi-reasonable amount of time. I then secured the elastic in an equally shitty manner.
But, you know, I have to say that if you take into account my lack of skills, lack of sewing machine, lack of a nice t-shirt, and fat ass, this didn’t turn out quite as bad as I was imagining. I did forget that part of the reason this particular shirt was in the cast-off bin was because the hem had part-way come out, and I will never wear this skirt in public because I hate my thighs and my thighs hate me, but you know, it resembles a skirt and it is technically wearable as a piece of clothing in that it covers most of my butt, so there’s that.
Anyone want an ugly brown skirt meant to fit a giant butt?
Don’t be ashamed that your thighs met and fell in love and never wanted to be apart. Most of us have thighs in that stable, loving relationship.
This is the best comment I’ve ever heard! I bow down to your wittiness!
This is so great. I have sewn for years and tried my hand at nearly identical projects…even for little girls…and they turn out horribly every time! You have no reason to blame yourself =)
Throw some slipshorts underneath them for that layered look…
That was not half bad, and you look pretty good in a short skirt girl!
A. The skirt isn’t bad.
B. Your thighs are cute
C. Pair it with hand dyed tights and hand sewn shoes? (insert sarcasm here)
D. Have a cocktail and use the skirt to dust with
Dust? Who dusts?
You could wear it on your head when you are pretending to dust, like a buboushka.
I make tragic things all the time, handsewn “clothes”. This would be good as kind of a shirt extender or a layering look under another shirt and over pants or tights.
This is glorious and I’m sad I just found this because it completely sums up my feelings about handsewing (or any sewing, really) anything. Cheers!