Newborn Shirred Skirt Made out of a T-shirt

DIY.  SAVE MONEY.

This past Easter Emden was just a couple weeks old and as the date approached I realized she didn’t have a skirt or dress to wear.  I’m new to this whole “raising a girl thing,” but for some reason I felt she shouldn’t wear pants on Easter.

The problem was I wasn’t willing to spend a lot of money on an Easter outfit she would only wear once.  I decided to make a skirt to match a onesie she already had and boy am I glad I went that route!  The skirt cost me only $1.99 to make and that was for the elastic thread I didn’t have on hand.  I thought it turned out great and that she looked adorable in it!

t-shirt shirred skirt tutorial

Supplies:
  • t-shirt
  • ribbon
  • sewing machine and thread
  • elastic thread
  • flower embellishment
  • elastic thread (as seen below– found mine at Hobby Lobby)

newborn shirred skirt made out of a t-shirt

Game Plan:

1.  Cut out a section of the t-shirt to the size you want your skirt.

Make sure to use the bottom of the t-shirt as the bottom of your skirt.  I trimmed the below piece down to make a newborn size skirt.

newborn shirred skirt made out of a t-shirt tutorial

2.  Sew the right sides together, creating a side seam.

You don’t have to finish off the top side of the skirt because that is where you will be shirring and you won’t be able to tell.  The bottom of the skirt should be finished already if using the bottom of a t-shirt.

newborn shirred skirt made out of a t-shirt

3.  Shirr the top of your skirt by following Sandy Henderson’s tutorial on shirring.

I had never shirred before but found the process to be pretty easy.  Sandy provides a great detailed tutorial.

newborn shirred skirt made out of a t-shirt

newborn shirred skirt made out of a t-shirt

4.  Sew ribbon onto the bottom of the skirt.

I chose to leave a little bit of space above and below the ribbon.

newborn shirred skirt made out of a t-shirt

5.  Sew on a flower embellishment on a front bottom corner of the skirt.

t-shirt shirred skirt tutorial

Little Em wearing her shirred skirt made from an old t-shirt of Daddy’s.   How appropriate that her onesie says “Daddy’s Girl.”

newborn shirred skirt made out of a t-shirt

newborn shirred skirt made out of a t-shirt

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