Tuesday, March 20, 2012

20 minute skirt

so, i've had this gigantic old shirt in my sewing pile for a few months now. i got it out of a 'free clothes' box at a resale shop, it was pretty awful, but i thought it had some potential, and wouldn't you know it, i was right!
here is the before

and here is the after!

or one cute little one ;)

all i did was cut the shirt straight across, just beneath the armpit. then i cut two strips from the back of the shirt top for the waist band, sew them all together with a few little pleats, and run elastic through the top!
the bottom was already hemmed, obviously, so this only took me about 20 minutes! not bad at all, huh?

so i just wanted to share real quick....
'cause i'm really excited <3


  1. Very CUTE! I love this upcycle! I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled for suitable shirts at the thrift store so I can try this out!

  2. Nice! I have never thought to do a skirt with a blouse, nice job!

  3. I am soooo going to be trying this. I love it.

  4. Love the pattern on the shirt and you've revamped it brilliantly. I don't love the word 'cute' but that's the best word for it!

  5. thanks everyone! but, i wore this to work today and i have to say, add length to the back, or bring up the front! i don't know why i didn't think about it, but my big ol' butt took up a lot of room and the skirt sat a little longer in the front.... so maker beware! ;)