I found this idea on a blog from a link on a blog from a link on Pinterest. I know, shame on me. I am looking for the post right now so I can give credit, hang on a minute.
Okay, I give up. I have looked and looked. If ANYONE can find the original blog/post, PLEASE let me know and I will update this post.
So, here goes. I found this idea on another blog, which I can not find now. I thought it seemed fun so I got started. I have 2 girls to sew for and I can not make something for one without making something for the other so I needed 2 polo shirts. For my 10 YO, I used an XL men's shirt (a large would do fine). For the 5 YO, I used a Medium boys shirt and could have used the length of the large boys.
So, I simply laid the shirt flat and cut it off, just below the arm pits. I cut through both layers.
Now I have a tube of fabric that is already hemmed. Using the hem for the bottom of the skirt, you just need to fold over the top of the skirt to make a casing for your elastic. Sew it all the way around except for a small section left open to insert elastic. Then thread through your elastic (no-roll 1" wide) using a large safety pin on the end. Pin your elastic ends and sew together. Make SURE your elastic is not twisted before you sew. Then tuck in the elastic and sew closed the little section you left open.
You are finished! How easy is that, right? It truly is a 30 minute project if you have a polo shirt and a piece of elastic.