Added Oct 13, 2011
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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
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