Day 36: Shirt is Skirt: A Men's Short Sleeve Button Up Shirt to Skirt Refashion 1
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Day 36: Shirt is Skirt: A Men’s Short Sleeve Button Up Shirt to Skirt Refashion

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

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

short sleeve button down shirt to skirt refashion before
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.

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Manky Pocket. 🙁

I chopped off the neck area.

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Chop!

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!

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Skirt-ing the issue. 🙂

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

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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.

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Pin that raw edge under!

I sewed the new hem in place.

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Whirrrrrr!

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

short sleeve button down shirt to skirt refashion after
Attempting to keep my cool in the sweltering heat!
short sleeve button down shirt to skirt refashion after
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.  🙂

short sleeve button down shirt to skirt refashion

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