Added Oct 13, 2011
New York, New Yo...
1 Men’s or oversized dress shirt
1 piece of 1/2″ (1 cm) wide elastic: length if your waist circumference measurement
Step 1: Cut the sleeves and collar off the dress shirt.
Step 2: Cut straight across the top of the shirt, 3″ (7.6 cm) above the pockets.
Step 3: Sew up the armhole (becomes the skirt side seam).
Step 4: Finish the top raw edge of the shirt. You can serge or use a zig-zag stitch.
Step 5: Fold down 1″ (2.5 cm) from the top and press to make a crease.
Step 6: Edge stitch near finished edge to make a casing for the elastic.
Step 7: Leave a small opening to insert the elastic.
Step 8: Insert elastic with a safety pin.
Step 9: Once elastic is pulled through, stitch the ends of the elastic together.
Step 10: Stitch up the opening.
Step 11: Use the sleeves to make a belt for the skirt by evening out the curves of each sleeve until you have straight, even edges. The width of the belt is your choice.
Step 12: Leave the cuffs on (optional) for style.
Step 13: With right sides together, sew the long edges of both sleeves. Then, sew sleeves together until you have one long piece (belt).
Step 15: Stitch cuffs down to be the edges of your belt.
Step 16: Use leftover fabric to make belt loops by cutting 4 small pieces which are 1″ (2.5 cm) longer than the width of the belt.
Step 17: Stitch belt loops onto skirt.
Step 18: Pull belt through the loops
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 2
Get all 11 of these retro inspired patterns for one low price!
Pattern of the Week
Hippie meets grunge in this plaid top with flared sleeves and a round neckline.
Leopard and snakeskin are the new neutrals.
Member Project of the Week
Peneloping's hand beaded frock is a real stunner.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.