May 31, 2012

Men's Shirt to Skirt - Refashion

It seems like everyone has taken a men's shirt and refashioned it into a skirt - so I thought I'd jump on that bandwagon....
Actually, this project fell into my lap.  A friend was making it for herself, but midway through the project she realized it wouldn't fit her and dropped it off to me - score!

She had already sewn the sides together, so I don't have much of a tutorial for you, but I'll try to tell you how I did it.  The skirt was a little long for me, and there was no waistband yet, so I cut off a couple of strips from the top, like so:

Then I sewed those 2 strips together (longwise) - then that seam sits at the top of the waistband.  One strip shows on the outside and one strip shows on the inside of the skirt, like facing.  Hope that makes sense.  I made the waistband smaller than the skirt, so I gathered the skirt part and attached it to the waistband - here's that picture:

I was sure to leave a button on the edge of the waistband - - that's how this skirt comes on and off:

I think it looks cute paired with a color-pop belt:

When my friend was trying to make it fit herself, she added in this side panel (from the sleeves of the shirt) - I love that diagonal stitching detail where she pieced some fabric together:

So if you're looking for a quick sewing project for yourself, try converting a men's shirt into a skirt - you can do it!!

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

7 Fabulous Comments:

It looks really cute on you! Especially with the lace top!!

Fun! I am linking to this at

So, so adorable. I'm pinning it ... and then scouring through my husband's clothes.

This is such a cute 'can=do'. My husband runs out of these shirts quite often and now I wont feel guilty of ridding his closet of them.
Thank you.

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