DIY skirt made of a pajamas top. Easy peacy upcycling.
Der er stadig varmt i DK og jeg går med bare ben…og sandaler…fordi jeg elsker det…og prøver ihærdigt at skyde efterårskulden fra mig. Ligesom jeg helst sidder med åbent vindue og arbejder som nu…Så jeg har da lavet en nederdel af morfars gamle pyjamas…det er jo top hot med pyjamas, men denne egnede sig ikke som sådan, så med lidt elastik og en symaskine blev den til en skøn stribet nederdel. Se med her hvordan du laver den.
The weather is almost like summer in DK and I still skirts and sandals …. because I love it!… and I try to forget that the autumn cold is just around the corner. Just as I prefer to work with the window open, like right now… So I’ve made a new skirt of my grandpa’s old pajamas … it’s very most in fashion with pajamas, but this was not fit as such, so with a little rubber band and a sewing machine, it became a casual striped skirt. Watch here how it’s done.
The old pajamas top as it looked when we started.
First cut off the sleeves.
Then you cut off the upper part of the shirt. to mid of the sleeve opening.
Now measure the waist, and cut from the sleeves a waistband that matches the length.
Cut the waistband 7 cm wide (finished width will be 5 cm.) and to match the width of the waist.
Now sew the sideseam. so you have a slightly curved line from waist to just below your hip.
Cut off the extra fabric, and make sure both sides are alike and that the curve matches your hips.
Now you have to sew the waistband inside your skirt. You have 1 cm. seam for the upperseam and when you fold it inside, you also have 1 cm. so the finished waistband inside your skirt end up 5 cm wide.
Remeber to keep it open at the end, so you can squeeze in the elastic band.
Sew two more tunnels for the elastic bands and tighten them so they fit your waist. Sew them to the front seam. And I have sewn the first 10 cm. from waist to second button closed to get a nice finish by the waist.
Vupti vupti…so easy to make a new skirt, and it will not take that long…Go ahead and try…and let me know what you think of this tutorial.