One of the great things about the blogging world is that whatever idea one comes up with, someone else has probably done the hard work first. This artist at http://www.crafster.org/ with a tutorial entitled "Easy Peasy Tshirt to skirt" had a great idea for turning oversize tshirts into skirts. To find the tute, just search the quote...it is the second one that comes up.
I made the following modifications:
1. I cut both sleeves and sewed them to the smallest bottom piece of the shirt to make the ruffle. I also stiched the ruffle on the outside to give the skirt an industrial, punk feel.... a look you need to stay acquainted with even if you never wear it outside your home:)
2. I used the top part of the shirt for the waistband and stiched it to the main body of the skirt. I hemmed the top but wear it rolled down, as it is a bit big...my daughter has hidden my tape measure and so I decided to wing it. I think I might add a drawstring at some point.
One quick sewing project and a great way to use up some XL shirts. Do look up the original tutorial as it provides clear diagrams about each part of the skirt.