Sew & Upcycle
Upcycled Clothing | Mens shirt to girls skirt,
in 2 hours or less
- This skirt was made for a 9yr old from a size XL mens soft cotton shirt. You can see the finished length on my instagram account.
- Work out the length you want the finished skirt to be. Take this measurement & add 9.75cm (Adjust this amount if you have a different width elastic, than what's stated). Cut shirt across chest horizontally at the combined measurement.
- Finish cut edge of bottom half of shirt with overlocker/serger, fold finished edge under 0.5cm & press. Fold to wrong side along 'fold line (top of skirt)' & press. Measure the length of elastic you'll need on your child's waist. Join ends to form loop & stitch. Sew along each stitch line as shown, encasing the looped elastic as you go. Remove pocket & button from shirt, & reattach to skirt.
- Optional: Add belt loops, cut & created from sleeves. Make belt from remaining upper back piece on shirt. Reposition buttons where necessary.