LilyGiggle T-Shirt Ruffle Skirts with GIVEAWAY

Saturday, September 24, 2011

How to turn a pile of unwanted t-shirts and jersey garments from this...


...into this

Little girl ruffle skirt

I picked up a pile of damaged t-shirts and jersey garments from my local op shop that were sitting in a rubbish bag waiting to be discarded, paying a small amount to take them away, and thanked the ladies for allowing me to rummage. Also scoring 3mtrs of elastic for $3.70 in the same op shop, which is needed for the skirt waistband. Using damaged clothing seems a much more sensible option, rather than cut into shirts that are otherwise perfectly wearable.

Whilst I made this skirt, please do not direct all credit to me, for I used a sewing pattern and tutorial, created by pattern designer Beth, selling her designs through her site LilyGiggle.com.

"I love to breathe new life into unwanted fabrics and many of my designs incorporate the use of recycled/upcycled materials." Beth, LilyGiggle.com

I made my version of a t-shirt ruffle skirt using LilyGiggle.com's Rings of Ruffle Skirt (which sells for $7.95 with instant download) pattern and tutorial. "A great way to breathe some new life into some no-longer-needed t-shirts or to make from your favorite stretch knit fabric"


Beth's PDF instructions are very easy to follow, and thorough. My Ring of Ruffle Skirt took approximately two hours to complete, and I had so much fun seeing all those ruffly colours come together.

I contemplate whether one could get away with making and wearing a ruffle skirt as an adult? Having seen this, this, and this ruffle skirt, I absolutely think so!

For sewing enthusiast Recycled Fashion blog readers, we have a giveaway c/o Beth @ LilyGiggle. She would like to giveaway a 3 pack bundle to one Recycled Fashion blog reader. The winner can pick any three sewing patterns /tutorials (usually $20).

There are numerous patterns to choose from, including dresses, tops, pants, hats, and jackets. Her patterns range from 6 months to 10yrs.

How To Enter

To enter this giveaway do one or more of the following:

1. Leave a comment below
2. Become a blog follower on Recycled Fashion
2. Follow LilyGiggle.com on
facebook and leave a comment
3.
Follow RecycledFashion on facebook and leave a comment
4. Follow RecycledFashion on twitter and retweet the giveaway

Each activity above counts for one entry into the competition. Please leave a separate comment below for each one of the above activities you do (for more chances to win), along with a way of contacting you.

National and international readers are all welcome to participate in the competition, which closes Sunday 2nd October 2011, the winner to be drawn at random.

Good luck!

*COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED*


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45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow you did a great job Erica, I love the pattern , what a great idea how often does a tshirt get ruined and unwearable due to stains ,or in my case when my little boy experiments with scissors and takes snips of of his clothing !! Lol I reckon I could make one put of all those material swatches I picked up. Zoe lee

Mongs said...

I like the ruffle skirt, well done! It's a great way to reuse the T-shirt scraps. Done the three steps. Hope I win, the bundle will be fantastic for my projects!

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

DeDa Studios said...

Saw your post on GGCA...love the skirt! new follower Please don't count my post for the giveaway of patterns... I just wanted to tell you what a great job you did on the skirt! Have a fun weekend.

Frugal Down Under said...

I've been using old Worn T-shits and the likes for headbands, barbie clothes and rags. But this skirt is just TOO CUTE!!! What amazing gifts they would make :-)

I love it.

I'd like to partake in the Giveaway - just with a comment. I'm already a Follower and am thinking of getting rid of my facebook account.

Nic Helak said...

Im a grown woman with only boys but I would wear this skirt for sure! Paired with some colored tights and tall boots it would be great in the fall!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

This looks brilliant! Don't enter me though, I fear my sewing skills would not be up to the job.

Jacquie said...

love, love, love the ruffled skirt. I've made two for my granddaughter so far

KnightMare said...

You could definitly wear a ruffle skirt as an adult :D

KnightMare said...

Ps have followed you

Carrie said...

Love the skirt--nice job! I agree, I would wear it as an adult.

Wag Doll said...

Love the ruffled skirt - we call them ra-ra skirts in the UK :-) The adult skirt in grey tones is gorgeous!

Wag Doll said...

PS - I'm following you too

Anonymous said...

That is a great idea. I would love doing something like that for my youngest.

J Trottier

Edris said...

Crazy cute! I would love this pattern for my little girl.

Edris said...

Crazy cute! Would love this for my girlie.

Edris said...

Crazy cute! Would love this for my little girl.

Melisa said...

WOW!! Love this giveaway!!

Melisa said...

I am now a follower of your blog!! :)

Melisa
The Southworth Family

Melisa said...

Liked LilyGiggle on FB!! Left a comment!!

tHE rICKS' bLOG said...

I'm a follower

tHE rICKS' bLOG said...

So cute!!!

tHE rICKS' bLOG said...

I "liked" LillyGiggle on facebook.

tHE rICKS' bLOG said...

I "liked" RecycledFashion on facebook.

tHE rICKS' bLOG said...

I don't have twitter yet.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

eeek! great giveaway - just found your blog - I LOVE repurposing!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I am now following you!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I follow lilygiggle on facebook

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

now following on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/thecraftinfiend/status/120346059640803329

Baby's Breath Handmade said...

Great giveaway! Entered!!

Baby's Breath Handmade said...

I'm now a follower of your blog! :-)

Baby's Breath Handmade said...

Following LillyGiggle on Facebook! :-)

Baby's Breath Handmade said...

I am following you on Facebook! :-)

Baby's Breath Handmade said...

Now following on Twitter and I tweeted! :-)

Henria O. said...

I so would love to win this! I love her patterns!

Henria O. said...

I would so love to win this! I love her patterns! Love the blues in the skirt you made too!

Henria O. said...

I would so love to win this! I love her patterns! Love the blues in the skirt you made too!

Henria O. said...

I would so love to win this! I love her patterns! Love the blues in the skirt you made too!

Anonymous said...

I would so love to win this! I love her patterns! Love the blues in the skirt you made too!
Henria O.
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

I would so love to win this! I love her patterns! Love the way your skirt turned out as well!

Henria O. said...

Following your blog via GFC!

Henria O. said...

Following LilyGiggle on FB!

Henria O. said...

Following you on FB!

Henria O. said...

Following you on Twitter (@sazzyfrazzy) and retweeted this tweet (http://twitter.com/#!/FashionRecycled/status/117445167363010563) about the giveaway!

Frugal Down Under said...

I just bought the pattern. I hope to make one soon for my Daughter. If only I way slimmer - I would rock one a la Cindy Lauper.

Erica Louise said...

@frugal Down Under I can't wait to see your version!!

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