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A lovely high waisted skirt.
I used a button down shirt (Gap XL) that I took from my dad to make a skirt.

Posted by Crikeymykey from Seattle, Washington, United States • Published See Crikeymykey's 2 projects »
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  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Skirt From Men's Button Down - Step 1
    Step 1

    I stole my dad's shirt in hope to belt it and wear it like a shirtdress. This was a hopeless idea though, considering the size of the sleeves.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Skirt From Men's Button Down - Step 2
    Step 2

    So first, I cut straight across the torso at the armpits...

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Skirt From Men's Button Down - Step 3
    Step 3

    ...which gave me two pieces, one of them being this. It will later be the majority of the skirt.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Skirt From Men's Button Down - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, I cut off the rest of the fabric on the back, up to the yoke.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Skirt From Men's Button Down - Step 5
    Step 5

    And cut that in half.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Skirt From Men's Button Down - Step 6
    Step 6

    After that, I sewed those two pieces into long tubes.

  • Step 7

    Okay, now this step is harder to explain. So, I cut one of the tubes half of the circumference of my waist. I took the second one and cut it into two quarters of the circumference of my waist. Then, I cut part of the buttoning area and attached the button to one quarter and the button whole to the other one so that they can fasten together. Finally, I sewed the quarters and the half together to create a sort of belt, which becomes the waistband.

  • How to recycle a shirt into a skirt. Skirt From Men's Button Down - Step 8
    Step 8

    And lastly, I sewed together the waistband and skirt, adaquately pleating.

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Kirsten S.
Kirsten S.
You can also make a cool apron from a man's shirt, using the collar as the waistband.
I saw it in a book called Sewing Green.
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Eszti
Eszti · Tatabánya, Komárom-Esztergom, HU · 6 projects
What a lovely idea, thank you soo much Happy
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M
M · 7 projects
This just might be one of the coolest skirt tutorials! I have to make my own soon! (:
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[dancing*in*the*rain*]
[dancing*in*the*rain*] · Seattle, Washington, US · 28 projects
Just made one.. So cute! Hopefully I can post a version soon!! (: <3
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Belle
Belle · Waikanae, Wellington, NZ · 1 project
Argh! This is so awesome I think I might die!

Thanks for the tutorial, I am deffo making one (or more!) of these Happy
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Katjaccuzi
Katjaccuzi · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 7 projects
Im sooo making this !!!!
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Blah
Blah · 2 projects
cool. My dad has a truly awful denim shirt, but it would look great if I did this - if only I could convince him to give it to me!
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TL H.
TL H. · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 3 projects
Currently making myself one. And spring weather is here to enjoy it. THANKS!
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crystal g.
crystal g. · Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, ID
it's really cool..
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joss w.
joss w.
thankyou so much! i've just lost a bid on ebay to something similar to a highstreet skirt but i love this one so much more!!! Just to find a shirt :S
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