Refashioning a Skirt from a Shirt

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

My niece Courtney gave me this fabulous idea on Pinterest.  I hunted around the Goodwill until I found the perfect shirt.  So today, we’re going to refashion this one into a skirt.  As soon as you figure out how wonderfully easy, and how wonderfully sexy the result is, I bet you’ll make a dozen of them.

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

Cut off the top, making sure there is enough at the bottom to cover your bottom.

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

Cut a length of wide elastic the size of your waist.

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

Sew the ends together.

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

And then sew the ends to the elastic itself. Doing it this way will create your perfect waistband.  It will be enough to create a slight stretch (and keep the skirt over your hips) but not enough to make you want to puke, like most elastic waistbands do.

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

Next, sew the elastic to the skirt portion.  You are going to have to stretch both the fabric and the elastic while stitching.

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

And here is the result.

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

What an awesome, completely fitted pencil skirt!  Too easy-peasy.

Refashioning a skirt from a shirt #upcycled #refashion #sewing

Let me know what you think in the comments!!


Go take a peek at my Upcycled Fashionista Pinterest Board.  I also have two companion boards – Free Sewing Patterns Board and Sewing Tips.  See you there!

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