I’ve made a couple of t-shirt quilts over the years, and was left with random pieces of cut-up shirts: the sleeves, the bottoms, and other strips.
Finally decided to do something with the leftovers. They looked perfect for a layered girls’ skirt, like you’d get at Walmart or Target, and I could combine colors and layer them how I wanted.
Sorry I don’t have a full tutorial here, but it really was easy enough to just eyeball it and do it. I used the bottom strip of 3 t-shirts for each skirt – I had about a 6-8″ strip from the bottom of each shirt. I layered them with the colors stacked like I wanted, then machine-sewed each piece to the piece above it, putting my stitch along the original hem of the shirt so it didn’t show very much.
It was fine that the circumference of each shirt strip wasn’t the same, I just stretched the the shorter strip as I sewed, so it would pucker and accommodate the longer strip. It added some nice ruffle to the edge.
Then I sewed a band of elastic into the waist, folding the top over the elastic.