Blue, Grey and Aqua DT Skirt
Ducktivity provided by sfclimbs
A above-the-knee, no-sew, fairly simple, A-line skirt. It's not 100% duck tape, but that's because i put fabric on the inside to make it more comfy.
Approximate Crafting Time:1:45
Supplies and Tools:
- 1/3-1/2 a roll of royal blue
- One strip of electric blue
- One strip of original grey
- 1/12 a roll of aqua
- Youth size 10-12 T-Shirt
- Four small velcro squares
I'm not exactly sure what I did for everything, because I was kind of dumb and forgot to take pictures, but here goes:
Take a T-Shirt, (for a shorter skirt, smaller size) make sure it's not a woman's size, because those are fitted, and cut right before where the sleeves start. You pretty much have a tube-ish piece of fabric.
Then, make one mark on where you need to bring in the fabric to fit your waist on one point, another mark on the other point of where you should bring in your fabric. (Again, sorry these aren't clear, but better than nothing, right?)
Then, you will put a pin where the marks are, and cut a slit down that marked side. This is where you will have Velcro and/or snaps to fasten the skirt. MAKE SURE IT WILL FIT. Then, put on the duck tape. Do a single color/print first, before adding graphics or designs. if there are wrinkles or folds in the fabrics, just tape over them.
Add your designs, and if there are folds and wrinkles on the inside fabric, you can't really fix wrinkles, but for folds, just tape one side down. Remember that slit you made and safety-pinned? now cut two rectangles, fold them in half the long (hot dog) way, and tape them down parallel and next to each other, at the top of the slit. Put Velcro or snaps on both sides, both straps. (By the way, you know those white squares next to the turquoise stripes in my photo? That's the straps and velcro!)
Now, just trim, touch up, and finish your skirt! (If you could follow my directions.) :D If you want to add a fun twist, you could put on suspender straps or something. Thanks!