My name is Laura and this is my blog. I am a 23 year old artist living in North Carolina. There's no real theme here, I just post what I like and things I think are interesting. Cats, crafts, art, design, fashion, and a tiny dash of politics every now and then. Enjoy!
Last year I purchased 1.25 yards of red fabric from the thrift store for $3.00. I had the day off and finally decided to put it to good use. I created this pleated skirt with a side tie waist which is an acceptable length for work. The only expense was the cost of fabric, so in the end the entire project cost me $3 and one afternoon.
I’m going to the beach next week and I needed some easy pieces that were comfortable and cheap: something I could wear while playing in the sand and wouldn’t mind spilling a few beers on. I found these super soft $1 sweatshirts on sale at Wal-Mart, and knew I could turn them into something great.
Works best with a sweatshirt one to two sizes larger than your typical size.
Take the sweatshirt and cut off the arms, snipping around the seam.
Starting at the top of the collar, remove two to three inches from the top of the sweatshirt. This should allow enough room to slip over your head later.
Pin the fabric together and sew a straight line at a slight angle from the top of the sweatshirt to the hem, about one inch from the narrowest point on each side. (One inch in from where the sleeves once were, you don’t want any holes in your seam!)
Cut off the excess fabric around the hips and waist.
Slip over your head, fold over once at the waist, and you have an easy, comfy skirt to play in all day!