I purchased a men's XL tshirt from Joanns for $4.50. I laid a good-fitting skirt on it and cut the fabric 1/2" larger on the sides and waist for seams. I wanted a longer skirt so I used the tshirt's hem as the bottom of the new skirt, eliminating the need for hemming. Also, since I wanted the new skirt to be straight instead of a-line, about 6 inches from the top, I seamed the new skirt with straight sides so the bottom of the skirt is only a few inches wider than the waist. I then folded over 1" of the top and sewed a casing for elastic, leaving a 2" opening. I cut a length of 3/4" elastic about 1" shorter than my waist and threaded it into the casing, then sewed its ends together. Lastly, I sewed the opening closed. On all the seams, I used a ball-point needle for stretch fabric and a zig-zag stitch. No fancy serger needed! This project took about an hour and I am super-happy with my new skirt!
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