Several months ago I picked up a sequined t-shirt for a couple of bucks. I always knew that I would make a skirt from it. Although in all honesty, I don't have a lot of places to where such a glimmering skirt. But, last weekend's white elephant Christmas party presented just the right opportunity!
Using the front of the t-shirt, I used all of the fabric I could to cut a rectangle. I retained the stretchy lining and cut it into a matching rectangle as well. I hemmed both along the bottom edge. The front of the t-shirt wasn't big enough to wrap all the way around my body as you can see below. I pinned it on my dress form to give me an idea of the size of inset I would need.
I cut a triangular inset from the back of the t-shirt, positioning the neck zipper at the hem of my skirt.
After stitching the inset in place, I cut a waistband from some stretch lycra, folded it over, and attached it to the top of the skirt. Pretty easy!
I wore it that night with a black sweater, necklace, and black suede booties. Now I just need more occasions to wear it!
I like to link to these great parties!