Monday, September 20, 2010

T-Shirt Skirt for Little Witches, Vampires, Pirates & Fairies

This has got to be the easiest skirt you can make.  A three year old could make this skirt.  It requires NO SEWING, uses materials that you already have in your house, and is a great way to recycle an old t-shirt.  It looks brilliant in black or stripes, and would be perfect for a Halloween witch or pirate costume.  You need:

It is so soft and comfortable... perfect for flying!


Some Tips & Tricks:

I used a men's medium shirt in these pictures.  I think it would fit most kids aged 2 - 10.

An XXL shirt works just as well, it will be fuller and can be made a little longer.

If it is going to be worn a lot, I recommend using elastic in the waist.

A t-shirt that doesn't have seams on the sides works best.

The bottom of the skirt will tend to roll up a little bit.  If you're going for the jagged look, don't be shy, you can cut it pretty severely.

Big men's t-shirts are available in many colors at most thrift stores for around one dollar.

Use the sleeves of the t-shirt in exactly the same way to make a matching doll skirt!

You can see some more costume ideas in the "Dress-up" category.


  1. Brilliant! That is my kind of project.

  2. What a neat idea!!!! I love how easy it is! thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Hello. Just found you through the Crafty Crow. What a great idea. We will have to try this soon. Thank you.

  4. Love this! I made one for my daughter over the weekend. I got a dark pink women's medium shirt at Hobby Lobby (I think it was $3.99, and 30% off that). It was so easy and cute! I cut the shirt straight, and used elastic. My daughter is 6 and the skirt hits below the knee, which is perfect!


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