Shirt to Skirt - Sisters, What!

Shirt to Skirt

I love stripes. But I haven't worn them in a while because I was once told that you shouldn't wear stripes because they can sometimes make you look...well you know. But, lately I've been seeing lots of stripes out there and decided to heck with know how....and I really wanted a striped skirt. Well, I had this striped shirt that I didn't enjoy much because it was big on me and fit me funny. So i had this genius idea of making a skirt out of the shirt.
Unfortunately I didn't take many pics of what I did, but I can try to tell you. 
1. I basically sewed the arms closed, following the side seams of the shirt.
2. I then cut off the neck and added  a band I made out of another shirt (you could also use that thick elastic stuff). Maybe if I do it again I'll take pictures and provide a better tutorial.
 And seriously, most comfy skirt ever!
because I can't take a serious picture
yes, this is a little kids recliner. yes I do fit. 
bonus points-I can jump in it!


  1. Super cute...wish I could pull off skirts like that. Oh, I tried on a skirt at Old Navy today that I just know would look so much better on you. Floral with a banded waist. Go try it on!

  2. What a great job! My most recent post is a clothes upycle too! Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, would love it if you popped by my blog, Karima :)

  3. Wow! It doesn't look as though the shirt would be long enough to refashion into a skirt. The skirt looks super and you did a great job.

  4. I love stripes too, but like you said, they make you know. I think with the stripes running diagonally, they are actually slimming! Not that you know. (Not at all!! :-) ) Very cute and clever upcycle! :-)


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