Pillowcase skirt

This super-quick and super-casual skirt is the product of inspiration that struck while I was organizing the linen closet. Among the sheets was an old, heather grey pillowcase made from stretchy cotton t-shirt material. This pillowcase dates from my college days; I haven’t used it in well over a decade. I was about to tear it up to make rags when I realized it could be the world’s easiest skirt.

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I just cut off the closed end of the pillowcase and sewed on thick elastic with a zigzag stitch. Then I folded the top over the elastic twice and sewed it down. I didn’t do a great job on the stitching, but I am not likely to wear this beyond the confines of my property, so I’m okay with that. I probably should have just made a casing and threaded the elastic through it; my sewing would have been better if I had not been stretching the elastic as I went.

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There is a lot of heather grey and the whole thing was alarmingly sweat-pants-adjacent, so I added a little pocket made of leftover fabric from the yellow tote bag I recently finished. Then I made a coordinating tie with ribbon.

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It’s not the prettiest thing in the world, but hey–it was free, and it’s so very comfortable. And it never hurts to have another skirt to wear around the house.

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