Day 36: Shirt is Skirt

Day 37: Lady in Red Dress
Day 35: For Grandma Ruth

For today’s refashion, I took one of my fella’s shirts that had somehow developed an oddball stain on the pocket.

He's slightly larger than me. :)

We both tried getting this weirdo stain out, but it wouldn’t budge.  Fella reluctantly agreed to let me use it for my own purposes.  :)

First, I used my seam ripper to take off the pocket.

Manky Pocket. :(

I chopped off the neck area.


Then, I threw it on my dress form, pinning it on the sides to where it would fit my hips.  Yep…I’m going for a nice, lightweight summer skirt!

Skirt-ing the issue. :)

I pinned my new skirt on the sides, making an A-line shape.

I pin the line.

I ran each side through my machine and trimmed off the excess material.

Then, I rolled the top over and pinned it.

Pin that raw edge under!

I sewed the new hem in place.


I pressed my new skirt, and was done!  Now I have a sweet summer skirt for these 100+ degree days!

Attempting to keep my cool in the sweltering heat!
Heading out for a glamorous evening at the grocery store!

On a side note, I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and well-wishes yesterday.  Your support meant more to me than you might know.  Thank you.  :)

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5 thoughts on “Day 36: Shirt is Skirt

  1. I have been seeing a lot of mens shirts to skirts lately. Although most of them involve folding under the neck, slipping in by unbuttoning a few buttons, and tying the arms around the waist. I don’t like that look, but yours is great. Nice and light for the summer, nice job!
    I was sorry to hear about your grandma. I lost mine a couple weeks ago. Mine was born in 1910, and put of that “can do” generation. While its sad that they can no longer be with us, they continue to teach, guide, and inspire long after they gone.

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