Thursday, June 23, 2011

Man's Dress Shirt Becomes Flirty Skirt!

I just love repurposing and upcycling!! Last week I came across a tutorial that I knew I just had to follow.  I started out with a man's dress shirt. 


Hubs would have killed me if I used one of his, so this was $4.99 at my local Goodwill.
A little nip and tuck, and an hour later I had this:

Cute, huh?
Here I am in an attempt to model my new skirt:
It's not easy to get an 8-year-old to take a clear photo!

The only thing I did differently from the tutorial is that I didn't make the belt loops. I used a 15x33 men's shirt, and if I were to make this again I would probably look for a 16x35 (I normally wear a size 6 or 8 skirt) to have a bit of a fuller skirt and more sleeve length to work with for the belt/sash. I would also probably make the skirt a couple of inches shorter by cutting the waistband a little lower.  I didn't do it this time around because I wanted to keep the pocket in tact.

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10 comments:

  1. I love this idea!CUTE! I visited the how-to and saved the link also, as another project I can do....as soon as I learn how to sew! ; )

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  2. Thanks for the shout-out! To be honest, I think yours turned out much cuter. And must I say, a far cuter model!

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  3. love how you did this! great job! i'm going to have to try it also!
    new follower thru remodelholic's link up you can find me at http://lalalawrence.blogspot.com/

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  4. How stinkin' cute! I would totally wear this...I'll see if my husband can spare a shirt for me to use :)

    Thanks so much for linking back to my site too...it's so appreciated :)

    I featured this today on my blog...come grab a "featured" button! http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunday-features-26.html

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  5. This is the CUTEST idea ever!!! Oh my gosh! My husband has so many old shirts that he doesn't wear anymore, looks like I'll be stealing them :) I know you'd love this tutorial I posted today, it's taking an old shirt and an old dress and making a new dress! After seeing this, and that you like to sew, I think you'd like it. If you want to check it out, here's the link!
    http://rolledupprettyandcutoffthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/holey-shirt-ghetto-dress-do-over.html
    I found your blog from Dittle Dattle, so happy I did, I'm totally following you now!
    Savannah

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  6. I saw that cute tute too, I like how you did your belt and kept the pocket. I'll be trying this too when I get back from vaca. Great job,
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  7. This is so impressively cute! Great job!

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  8. I saw this idea a few days back and I immediately pulled out Hubs' discarded shirts. I just wrapped it around to get the feel but since I don't have a sewing machine I could not go any further. Waiting to be at Mom's place so that I can actually put this great idea to use.

    Your skirt has turned out to be really good. Love the belt :)

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  9. So cute! I would love it if you would link this up!

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