If you haven’t been to see Jessica’s look yet you need to. It’s beyond cool!
Today we have Gina from BabyFish Designs with a little tutorial. And it’s even something you could make for yourself!
Are you a fangirl? Because I am. I’m a BIG.GEEKY.FANGIRL. There. I said it. And after you see my post you’ll know it’s true!
I’m going to do a quick walk through of how I used a t-shirt and the Jocole Ladies maxi skirt pattern to create some fun, one of a kind, fangirl wear that’s totally comfy too! (Please note this is JUST directions for adding in the t-shirt panel. You will need to have or make your own maxi skirt pattern.)
maxi skirt pattern
t-shirt or graphic panel of your choice
additional knit yardage
cotton lycra for the waistband
I used a pretty large t-shirt I found at Goodwill, some awesome (but rather thin and slightly see-through) star fabric, and a black t-shirt as an attached short underskirt to make up for the see-through stars.
Placement of a graphic panel and piecing on a ladies skirt is super important because you don’t want seams or graphics in….aaaahhhh…awkward….places if you know what I mean.
After some trial I think off to the side slightly and near the bottom is the best place for a graphic. Once you’ve decided where you want your graphic cut the shirt apart. Be sure and leave plenty of room around the graphic.
At this point I used the back of my shirt and sewed it to the top of the graphic panel to get a long enough strip for the length of the skirt.
Now you’ll need to get a rough measurement for how much more fabric you need for the front of your skirt (I usually just lay it down next to my graphic panel and put the pattern over it to get a general idea.) Now sew your fabric and panel today and then use your pattern piece to cut out your skirt front (being careful again of graphic placement.)
Now you’re just going to follow your pattern and finish your skirt! (For me, that was cut the back, cut a front and back “liner” skirt, cut waist band, sew everything together, done!)