12.05.2011

8 second skirt with a bow DIY


Would you like to know how you can make a skirt in 8 seconds? 


From this?


just follow the picture instructions:


in summary:


and there you have an 8 second skirt!

you can also pull out the bottom part of the bow all the way out to make a bigger bow.

This project was totally unexpected but i love the result.  I was folding my laundry one day and got to this striped top and thought about how this pattern would make a cute skirt.  So i wondered if i had enough fabric to make it into a skirt so i slipped it on to see and then thought, hey, this doesn't look that bad just slipped on!  And since the sleeves looked awkward, I tried tying them into a bow and it was even cuter!

So there you have it, this is what i truly call killing two birds with one stone. 


What you'll need:
-a very stretchy, knit shirt with long sleeves

Instructions:
1. Hold up the shirt in front of you, so you see the back of the shirt.
2. Put your legs into the neck hole and slide the shirt up to your waist.
3. Tie the sleeves into a bow.

Estimated time: 8 whole seconds.
Budget: $0.00
Skill level: anyone who knows how to tie a bow? 

63 comments:

  1. LOL! This is genious! Although I'd need a 5XL to fit over my Mama Hips!

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  2. OMG! This is pure genius!! I will have to try this soon.

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  3. Who knew?!? Very creative and it looks great!

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  4. That's pretty smart! And since it's always easier for me to find shirts at thrift stores that are too big, this will be a snap.

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  5. I don't even know how you come up with these amazing ideas :) I'm so going to do this!

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  6. Haha! That's awesome!!

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  7. ok that is just brilliant.

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  8. That is totally awesome!!!

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  9. fantastic idea!
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  10. Oh how random, I was youtubeing videos last night on how to make skirts/dresses out of tops. Mainly out of guys dress shirts but along the same lines!

    I really like the look here, the bow out of the sleeves is really cute :)

    Talitha xx

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  11. that is ingenious! And really cute!

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  12. This is completely awesome!! Such a genius idea! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/12/bedazzle-me-monday-11.html

    Have a great week!!

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  13. Oh my goodness. I love this! You make it look so chic. I don't know if I can look so chic, but I will certainly try it!

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  14. Oh my goodness! I am in love! Best idea ever! Turned out so cute!

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  15. Oh my word! This is brilliant!

    I'd love for you to link up and share:
    http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-sixteen.html

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  16. What! That is awesome! Love it. Thanks for the tip! Visiting from Home Stories A to Z!

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  17. Brilliant Idea! Thanks for sharing! Newest follower from the Everything Under The Moon Party. If you get a chance I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  18. Now that is just insanely creative, and it turned out so awesome! I'm gonna got hit up my closet ASAP :D

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  19. OKay...that is seriously incredible! You are SURE to be famous now!

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  20. Shut UP!

    This is AWESOME!




    Pleeease I would love for you to share it tomorrow evening at my link party over at http://www.the36thavenue.com

    I LOVE THIS!

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  21. SO love this! I picked it to feature on Sugar Bee crafts today. (I am the reader picker). I would also love you to link up at my Link Party anytime. Once Upon a Weekend at Family Ever After, starts Friday nights. Thanks!

    www.familyeverafterblog.com

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  22. so in love with this idea! will definitely be wearing some of my huge collection of striped long sleeve t's this way from now on

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  23. How cute is this? Genius!

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  24. Haha - love this - how clever is that??? :)

    When you get a chance - love for you to link up to my "Made by ME" linky party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-9-linky-party-and-features.html

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  25. Super cute! Me likey :)

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  26. Um....BRILLIANT!!!

    Going closet hunting for a shirt I can do this with!

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  27. That is hilarious...and SO CLEVER!! A Great idea when packing to travel with only a carry-on and no checked luggage. GREAT Idea. :-)

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  28. genius! That is so awesome and cute!

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  29. I am so so so going to make this!

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  30. Brilliant! Now I just have to find a shirt long enough. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Cute idea! Thanks for linking up to So Very Creative, I featured this today! Make sure to come grab a button.

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  32. I soooo love this idea! I am visiting from the Fingerprints on the Fridge link party.

    ~Kara (your newest follower ;)
    www.petalstopicots.com

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  33. I am in love with this IDEA!

    We would love for you to come link it up at our blog, Crafty Lassie Tuesday. This weeks party is still open!
    www.sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com

    Then click on Link parties on the side, to fins the most recent party.

    Thanks,

    Heather & Rose

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  34. Eight WHOLE seconds? LOL What a great idea if you have the figure for it (I have a teen that does anyway). Thanks for sharing this fun idea!

    Via: Freckled Laundry linky party,
    Suzanne in chilly NW Illinois

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  35. Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features this week! :)

    http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-party-with-features-week.html

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  36. Seriously this is great! How creative! I'd love for you to link it up to my Feature Friday Linky Party

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/search/label/feature%20friday

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  37. I am seriously heading to my closet right now to give this a go!

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  38. Alternatively, turn the sleeves inside out, cut and sew for pockets.

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  39. You've been FeAtUrEd at Sew Stylish Boutique! Come grab a button :)

    http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/crafty-lassie-tuesday-link-party-17.html

    Thanks,
    Heather and Rose

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  40. Saw this skirt on pinterest and immediately clicked on it. (mostly because I love bows and stripes)I read the tutorial, ran into my room, dug out my old navy and white stripe shirt, tried it out... and it worked! Absolutely genius! Love it. Now I'm a follower! Hope you'll come check out my blog!

    --AbiPlusHusband.blogspot.com

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  41. That was so cool and well done! Love your blog! Am following you now :)

    http://junebiswas.blogspot.com

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  42. Absolutely stunning!
    If it were on me... well the line from Steel Magnolias about it looking like two hogs fighting in a burlap sack... Yep I think that would sum things up pretty aptly! :) LOL (you know you have hips when you have a 24 inch waist at 18 and your dr informs you that you have great "birthing" hips. yeah thanks Dr! but he was right! All three pregnancies, labor over almost before it began... LOL

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  43. I've done this before with an oversized shirt from India, with leggings underneath. You have no idea how many people comment positively on the idea.

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  44. Perfect! I bought a shirt that look the same at target on sale and its way to big. I can do this! thanks!

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  45. I wore my skirt this week...thanks for the idea...I had lots of lovely comments too.

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  46. Wow that is so cool, I love this idea! I would love to feature this tutorial on my blog...and would love to feature you (interview maybe?).

    Love your DIY projects :)

    Jen
    www.fabulousfinds.ca

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  47. That is the cutest creation I have ever seen! Such a cute skirt...pure genius! Where did you get that shirt from? I'm dying to know! You are beautiful and I am so excited that I now follow you! :)

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  48. @ashley, I got the shirt from Korea.
    @jen, feel free to feature this on your blog!

    Thank you for your comments everyone!

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  49. I have never heard of Korea, I'm off to go search. Also I would love a more specific tutorial on how you folded the bow :) It is simply brilliant!

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  50. Could you possibly make a tutorial of how to make the bow? I am having trouble making my look good...

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    1. It's just the basic, simple, traditional bow. After I tie it, I make sure to pull out the sides of the bow as flat and wide as possible. I will try to make a video tutorial on it later. :)

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  51. Gonna try this with a men's button-down from Goodwill, too!! Super-cute :)

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  52. Can I use a quarterlength shirt or will the sleeves be to short to tie into a bow?

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    1. Hi! quarter length sleeve will work with the bow on the very last picture. If you want it the other way, you'll have to use a long sleeve length shirt. :)

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  53. Brilliant! It is so cute and I'd never guess it was a shirt! :)

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  54. So cute! We had a submission on CraftFail from a woman who tried this and almost ripped her shirt in half (it's here if you want to see it: http://craftfail.com/2013/07/this-shirt-skirt-should-be-a-snap/ -- and of course we linked back to you). But shoot, she still looks twice as cute in her shirt skirt than I look in clothes that I wear as the manufacturer intended. ;) Great idea!

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  55. My mom gave me a shirt with the tags on to take back to the store after my grandma died last year. I’ve been meaning to repurpose it as a skirt as it’s this pretty purple knit. I just didn’t know what to do with the arms. I’m running to my room to try it now!

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  56. Oh my goodness....I am in LOVE with this idea! I would love to chat more...but, I am off to find all of the long sleeve shirts in my town!!! Super cute shirt/skirts...here I come! :)

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