I’ve attached a skirt to a t-shirt before, but it wasn’t wide enough at the bottom, nor was it lined, and cotton just is too thin to wear alone, in my (old-fashioned) opinion. 😉
I found tutorials for variations on what I wanted to make, but none with exactly what I had in mind, so I set out to try and make it on my own. 😱
3 yards fabric
3 yards (could be less, depending on how long you want the lining) lining
Wide elastic (enough to go around waist)
I planned to have a simple 2-panel pattern, so I took my fabric, kept it folded as was when purchased, and then folded it over again at the length I wanted, for 4 layers of fabric.
I measured the bottom of a dress that I like the fit of, and divided that by 4, and marked the bottom of the panels. Then I measured around my ribcage (I wanted the waist to sit there), and divided that by 4, added a couple inches, and marked that on the top of the panels. Then I used a tape measure to mark a nice straight line between the two points, and cut. Then I cut the fold at the top of the panels, so I had 2 pattern pieces.
Then I cut my pockets (4):
Hem the lining:
Hem the fabric (I did a double hem just for fun):
My lining is maybe 4 inches shorter than my skirt. I think next time knee length for the lining will be just fine, but I wanted to err on the side of too long, since I can always shorten it later. 🙂
It was “poofing out” a little, so I went back and stitched it down: