I know the t-shirt method seems complicated...I thought so too at first. But, I have VERY little in the way of sewing skills, have never used a pattern, etc. I made an apron in high school (straight lines only-15 years ago) and a basic skirt (sew the top, sew the bottom, and string through elastic at the waist and close the hole). That is why I liked the t-shirt...no measuring or calculating anything!! I have sewn holes for the girls to go through (I will have a shirt underneath and armour on top to cover), this way there are no darts, etc. to mess with. If you want basic, you don't have to add any extras. If you have questions...pm me! Good luck!