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Yellow & Blue Plaid Skirt

Added Aug 23, 2009

by dmw

Newark, Delaware...




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I made this Button up Plaid Skirt out of a men’s shirt I bought at Good-Will (It still had tags). I loved the colors and the plaid print.
First, I removed the pocket. Then I basically, cut across the shirt under the arms and gathered. Used the rest of the fabric for the waistband and an additional pocket. Sewed the waistband to the skirt. Hemmed the skirt, becuase it had a curved shirt tail. Swapped out the buttons for some red buttons. I used a hook and eye closure at the waistband and sewed a none functioning button to it to match the rest. Lastly, I sewed the pockets on.
Pretty simple.

Material Notes

The Usual Sewing Supplies, Mens button up shirt (size large), red buttons, large hook and eye




Garment Type

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    Aug 25, 2009, 01.18 AMby tarinalove

    hey! This is awesome, I was wondering if you could make a how-to tutorial on it??? :) (With photos) I want to make one of these for back to school. :) Thanks!

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      Sep 1, 2009, 03.36 AMby dmw

      Thanks! As for tutorial, I didn’t take any pics of the process. I’ve been pretty busy, but if I get a chance I will try to put something together. But you know this was really simple and materials are cheap.

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    Aug 24, 2009, 02.09 PMby retropeapod

    So cute! :)

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    Aug 23, 2009, 10.04 AMby conker

    How creative, I love this, it looks perfect as a skirt!

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    Aug 23, 2009, 04.17 AMby cohkka

    I like it :) I’ve been planning to do the same thing.

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