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Dollar Store Petal Skirt

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The best way to celebrate spring is by making a skirt that is inspired by a flower! The dollar store petal skirt can be made from an old t-shirt, some dollar store flower petals, and these free sewing patterns.

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Petal Skirt

Materials:

  • XL white T-shirt from Salvation Army
  • Rose petals from the dollar store
  • Sewing machine

 

Instructions:

  1. First lay your T-shirt flat and cut off the bottom for your skirt piece. Cut a piece that's long enough to make a skirt. It's always a good idea to measure it against a skirt you already own that's a length you like. Your skirt piece will be a tube that already has a hem, so you hardly have any work to do!



  2. Sew the petals onto the skirt piece. I just placed one petal at a time and sewed them in a straight line, one next to the other.



  3. Keep sewing and sewing and sewing (and sewing) until the whole tube is covered with petals. I sewed the top row upside down and ironed them down, so that the stitching wouldn't show.






    Here they are all ironed down
     
  4. Next, make a waist band. So far almost everything I've made has used an elastic waistband, so I wanted to branch out (a little!) and try to make a waistband out of just T-shirt material. First, I measured a pair of my pants that have a similar waistband.


     
  5. Next, cut more fabric from your thrifted T-shirt to use as your waistband. I made mine 6 inches wide (to ultimately make a 3 inch waistband). The length of your material is the length around your waist, or the length I measured from my gauchos!



  6. Sew this fabric into a tube, then fold the tube in half over itself so that the wrong sides are facing each other.



  7. Since my T-shirt was so large, my skirt piece was too big to fit around my waist, so I had to gather the top of it a bit. Sew a basting stitch all the way around the top of your skirt piece and pull the threads to gather it until the circumference of your skirt's waist is the same as your waistband piece.



  8. Position your skirt piece inside of the waistband so that the raw sides of the waistband and the gathered edge of the skirt are together, and the top of the waistband is facing down. Pin the waistband to the skirt.





  9. Sew around the top of your skirt to attach the waistband to the skirt piece. Then flip the waistband right side up, remove the basting stitch (if it's showing), and you're done!

 And here are some more thrifty dollar store crafts:

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What an awesome idea. I'm a beginner sewer so sewing all of those petals on scares me, but it still gives me a craft idea! Thank you for sharing!! :) Joy

How does it get washed?

Hi there, To be safe, I would suggest hand-washing this skirt. Thanks!

This works very well. My husband sewed a kindergarden chicken outfit for our son's play using this method. He did it 9 years ago. We have passed the costume on.

I have a first grade granddaughter who just might love this skirt!

A VERY CUTE IDEA, SO UNIQUE

I really want to make this how does it wash up?

I love this, going to make it for my granddaughter, thanks

Love it!

My neice would love this!

Love this idea! My two granddaughters want one also.

Looks time-consuming, but very cool skirt. Even cooler that it's made from a T-shirt, and doesn't require a pattern!

Paws up for the skirt... and can envisige so many variations too... great job!

petal skirt for the win. what a creative vision you have!!

Love the skirt. It would look good with different colors whether its solids or mixed.

I like the skirt! I'm not into chandeliers so this was no contest for me!

This is a great idea. The possiblities are (almost) endless. You could use contrasting colors for the petals. You could even use contrasting shirt and petals, like black shirt and white petals.

This is very creative! I never would've thought to use the petals from a dollar store.

I think it is absolutely adorable, and know my granddaughter would love one.

I love it!! I think I'll make some for my little granddaughters. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

I made this in black for my 21 year old daughter. It looks more sophisticated in black. It looks much more expensive than it was. She gets a lot of compliments on it.

This skirt is clever and cute.

12 year old granddaughter and I made this the Saturday before Valentines Day and had fun doing it. It was her first time to use the sewing machine andshe loved it. She actually wore it to school on Monday. We made hers in red with a red t-hirt underneath. Now the 11 year old wants one to wear to a rehearsal dinner for a wedding she and the rest of her side of the family are involved in in June. Her Mom says pink please Grandma, you know who we are talking about, so no white! LOL enjoyed making it and it was something cool to get someone interested in sewing.

looks cute! I like this one better than the other one.

i made one for my grandaugher. my 14 year old daugher said you sould sew around the petals, so i am going to try that. we like this very much thank you lynn

This is so cool. I'll make it for myself as soon as I'm finished making 2 x rocket ships, a truck, a knitted polar bear and the knitted Christmas Bow Pillow for the kids for Christmas.

All I can say about this project is Awesome. I used smaller shirts and made my girls rainbow petal skirts as well! Well actually my Mother finished them for me I was a little under the weather!

The Dollar Store Petal Skit is awesome. I am going to me a few of them. Some I am going to give a gifts. It will make a beautiful skirt for the summer that you can put over your swimsuit and go to the beach, a party or Swimming Pool any where. Again Thank You.

@apple blossom - We would recommend hand washing this skirt. -The editors of FaveCrafts

Is this skirt washable? How cute.

what a cute idea, I think you could also use colored petals for a Fairy Princess look for a little girl.

Embellishment Lady 9371867........I would love to see what you do with the asymmetrical pattern. I love anything that will be "more figure flattering". This is such a cute skirt that I will be making it for my granddaughter.

pld your not supposed to wear white to a wedding ....unless your the bride.

What a clever idea for a skirt for girls and for women. I'll remember the idea of making this skirt to wear to a wedding.

I have a wedding to attend and needed an exciting new outfit. Thanks for the idea. I think I'll arrange the flowers in an asymmetrical pattern so it will be more figure flattering. Maybe it needs to be a little longer so I'll use two lengths of t-shirt for the bottom.

That is a amazing project to make to for a wedding !! and Asymmetrical sounds so cool .... and Disregard pinkdevil's comment you deffently CAN were white to a wedding ... as long as your not compleatly in white or a long white dress ! I would LOVE to see what it ended up looking like , since i'm a little late to the party , since this is a may of 2011 posting , I think i will make my skirt with red and white layed to be really full , and now it's given me other ideas on tops , bandannas, headbands , and even jewerly with the rose peddles , I bet you could get the white and get fabric paint , and colorwash the petals , or get the 3d fabric paint the glittery kind and maybe add some glitter to random petals , I think it would look gourgous!!

I think this is sooo cute Im gonna make it for my daughter she loves the not so normal clothes. This is right up her ally. Thanks for the craft idea.

I made this petal skirt for my 2 yr old grandaughter for her birthday. It turned out really great. I used a ruffled white skirt/shorts I got at Walmart. And the dollar store petals. I folded them in half & sewed them on & clipped off the top of each petal to make it smoother. Her mother made her amazing little fairy wings & a flowered head piece. She looks like a beautiful little fairy doll. Thanks for sharing this project. I Love It!

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