OK, so for Cheater Sewing 101 today, we'll be turning this teen tank-top thingy (bought at Target on clearance for $4) into a little girls' skirt. Just trim off the top maroon part, leaving just about an inch to fold over for the waist band. Sew one straight line (the "straight" part is optional) around leaving an inch opening to put the elastic in. Feed the elastic in and then sew the two ends of the elastic together.
And, voila! Naomi's new skirt. She is, in fact, wearing it at school right now! (Pardon the tennis shoes with the skirt, it was a rainy day so she had to wear practical shoes) She loves it - and longer skirt are so hard to find in stores.
Since that went so well, I thought I'd give it another shot. I also bought this strapless sun-dress (at Target on clearance for $6) to turn into a skirt for me. Same basic idea. I just chopped off the top part, made a band, put the elastic in, and sewed it up.
A larger skirt was a little more tricky - the finished skirt's hem is a little uneven because I didn't measure and such while I made it - but it works.
No picture of me wearing it because I was too lazy to change outfits entirely just for a photo shoot. The skirt goes to my knees and is a little loose around the waist (I might go back and tighten it or I might be too lazy).