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Refashion a men's dress shirt into a preppy women's
Want to try your hand at refashioning but don't know where to begin? Try this simple men's shirt refashion and make a lovely, simple pleated skirt.

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  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Men's Shirt To Women's Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut shirt across the chest, directly under the armpits.

    (Can you see that stain on the upper right chest? Hubby was sad to lose a shirt, but I was excited to gain material for refashioning.)

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Men's Shirt To Women's Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pleat to fit your waist. I created two pleats on each front panel....

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Men's Shirt To Women's Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    and six across the back.

    (1" pleats, spaced 2" apart).

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Men's Shirt To Women's Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Run a basting stitch across the top edge to hold the pleats in place.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Men's Shirt To Women's Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you need to take out excess fabric from the waist but don't want to go crazy with the pleats, take a bit from each side by pinning and stitching. This can also help take some poof out of the hip area.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Men's Shirt To Women's Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Double turn top edge under and stitch again.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Men's Shirt To Women's Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add a snap as needed to keep the top of the placket closed.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Men's Shirt To Women's Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    And voila! As you can see, the buttons only extended so far down the shirt placket, so I stitched the bottom a little more closed.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
I love this!
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