Here is the shirt. It is a boys size small. Here is how it becomes a skirt!!
4. Make a casing at the top edge by folding under your total hem allowance, then tucking under 1/4 inch to clean finish the edge. You may have to remove a button from the area of your casing. Just snip it off. Edgestitch the casing down, leaving an inch open at one of the seamlines to insert your elastic. 5. Cut a piece of elastic about 1 inch less than the waist measurement of your girlie. Insert your elastic into the casing. I use a safety pin on the end I am pushing through and a straight pin on the other end to keep it from pulling all the way in.6. Stitch your elastic together with a wide zigzag and edgestitch closed your casing. Add girlie trim and wear!
This method can be used to make a skirt out of pretty much anything and for pretty much anyone. I generally prefer a more shaped skirt for a grown up, since the elastic waist tends to add bulk at the waist, hip and butt - not places I want added bulk - but it can be done. Here is a skirt I made out of two pillowcases for me. I only put elastic in the back half to reduce waist bulk. It worked out OK, since the fabric was quite thin.
This skirt was also made this way, but with the fabric cut along the selvage edge on the crossgrain. Since the selvage became the bottom edge, I didn't have to hem. For the width I measured Myra's hips (with diaper on!) and roughly double it, so that there would be plenty of room for movement. For a slimmer skirt, you could use less width, but be sure that it measures at least 3 inches greater than your widest part, or you won't be able to get it on!
This is a fun and easy way to make a quick skirt in less than an hour. Go ahead! Give it a try!