Refashion - Circle Skirt/Dress5:14 PM
I've been seeing circle skirts made from sheets for a while. It took me a while to find a sheet that I liked well enough to make a dress or shirt out of, but when I saw this red sheet I just had to have it!
Designers Note: I am 5'2" tall. I have found that:
Queen size sheet = floor length skirt
Full Size Sheet = Tea length skirt
Twin Size Sheet = Knee Length skirt
In all I've made 3 circle skirts/dresses using the technique i'll cover today. She shorter skirts are easier to photograph so you'll see pix from a couple of different projects here.
To make a dress you will need:
1 pair of stretchy pants
To make a skirt you'll need
The hardest part of this project is cutting the sheet. (It's really not hard at all)
Here's what you need to do.
Fold the sheet in half, then fold it in half again. This will give you a rectangle.
One of the corners of your sheet will be the center of your circle. Identify the center of the sheet and fold as pictured. (Sheet will look like a triangle)
|Fold into large triangle|
Now fold your triangle in half once more.
|Fold your triangle in half.|
Now you're ready to cut.
Cut off the tip of your triangle. Cut the bottom of your sheet to the desired length.
Now unfold your sheet.
If you're making a skirt, add elastic to the waist line and hem the bottom edge.
For the red dress I used an old pair or yoga pants to make a top.
|Cut the crotch from a pair of stretchy pants|
I folded my yoga pants in half and cut out the crotch.
Next I attached the yoga pants top to the shirt.
|Simple upcycled dress!|
That's it! This is BY FAR the easiest dress I've ever made!