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The 10-Minute Skirt (re-purposing old shirts into skirts)

My little Elli (who is 7 years old and just started 2nd grade today…..ack!) is a skirt fanatic.  Well, a dress fanatic too.  I know, I’ve told you that here about a trillion times, so no surprise. But while we were out school clothes shopping a few weeks ago, she would pick up a skirt that she wanted to buy, and I would almost choke while looking at the price tag.  Yeah, $15 for a really simple knit or cotton skirt makes me choke.  And that was the price of the cheaper skirts we would see……because some were even closer to $30.  Come on, that’s crazy for a 7 year old who has bean sprout legs and will most likely outgrow the skirt in 6 months!  So, even though there’s a new baby at home and sometimes just buying things (even though I can make it) makes more sense, I just couldn’t buy any of the skirts she picked out.  I bought her shirts, jeans (but she’d only agree on one pair of those…haha!), leggings, shoes, etc.  But the skirts……I told her to hang those back up because I could whip up several of those in no time.

 

And by “no time”, I mean 8 minutes……because yep, I timed it.  But I rounded up and call this the 10-Minute Skirt!

 

The 10-Minute Skirt (re-purposing old shirts into skirts) --- Make It and Love It

 

 

 And now this girl has 4 new skirts for school, that took me 40 minutes to make!  (Well, more like 32 minutes…..but who’s counting?!  Ha.)