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Recycled Shirt Skirt

Added Sep 5, 2007

by meadow

Yachats, Oregon,...






Button front recycled oxford shirt skirt. This was really fun to make! and it didn’t take long, especially for a beginner. In the end I had a hard time deciding whether to hem it or not. I liked the length and the soft edge but weaves don’t fray real gracefully… I decided to hem it… but I included an image of how it looked before I did.

Material Notes

100% cotton mens oxford shirt.
I used the sleeves, front button section and a large piece of the back of the shirt.





This creation was inspired by Anda’s “Old Oxford Shirt Skirt”

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    Jun 21, 2009, 11.19 AMby zile

    this is very cute, I like the pleats in the back, my bum has a tendency of looking a bit undefined in skirts, this pleating adds more curves ; ) I like.

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    Jan 10, 2009, 11.41 AMby grammabev

    I loved this idea! Went to the thrift store and picked up a plaid flannel shirt and made it into a skirt for my grand daughter

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    Apr 2, 2008, 09.22 PMby reneebeth

    Unique, and very comfy too I’d bet! I’m wondering if I look carefully enough at yours if i’ll be able to fashion one of my own. I hope my waist isn’t too big for the collar/cuffs waistband it looks like you’ve made. Thanks for posting this, you’ve inspired me!

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    Jan 21, 2008, 04.12 PMby vwsunangel

    Hi, I just got through attempting to create one of these skirts. How did you decide what angle to sew the skirt together? Did you look at another skirt or pattern? Mine didn’t turn out quite as nice. Too poofy in the back, and the buttons from the sleeves ended up in the back instead of on the sides. Where is your seam from the sleeve part to the front part? Thanks for you help!!

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    Oct 3, 2007, 11.34 PMby littleladyluxe

    This is so clever! What a great idea. I love the sides especially and i reckon the pleat on the back is quirky. Great job!

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    Sep 6, 2007, 11.09 AMby mirela

    I’ll have to ask my husband to give up one of his shirts! I like the pleats in the back I think there’s something so sexy about a girl is wearing a men’s shirt You are very photogenic!

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    Sep 5, 2007, 09.25 AMby nayantara

    Very nice! It looks terrific on you, and I’m glad you hemmed it. I just might make one now, too!

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    Sep 5, 2007, 03.05 AMby lilo

    good idea and fair result! I would have removed the pleats at center back though.

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