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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Women's Button Up to Little Girl's Skirt

Hello friends! I hope you're enjoying the long weekend! I just wanted to share the skirt I made for my guest post over at My Lil Pumpkin Patch. After making my daughters white skirts from my husbands old button up I was excited to raid my DI (Utah's version of Good Will) pile. I was even more excited when I found a couple of my old button ups. I hope you like it as much as I do.

What you need:
-sewing machine
-matching thread
-button up shirt
-elastic measured to the size you need

Cut straight across just below the armpits. I didn't realize I forgot to take a picture of the next step. Fold over the top 1/4 inch and press. Fold again about 1 1/4 inch to create a "pocket" to insert elastic for the waist. Next you will sew along each side of the button placket so the skirt cannot be unbuttoned. Insert elastic using a safety pin and secure in place. You can see this in the picture below.

For the tie in the front cut collar off shirt and fold edges in and sew a finishing edge on it.

Fold collar in half and pin the center on the middle of the waist band.
Attach and tie in single knot.

And that's it! Super simple right! Enjoy!


shopannies said...

how cute and love that you used a shirt to make :) come see me at

Cook Clean Craft said...

That is such an adorable skirt! I love a cute, simple project. Thanks for sharing.

Jeni_Ream said...

What a cute idea! I have made some dresses from my husbands shirts, but my shirts would work too! Thanks for the tip :)

Jeni @ Becoming Martha

Design DNA said...

I've never got into sewing, I guess I really don't know how. This is a really great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Stop by my link parties if you'd like

Corie @ Design DNA

BluBabesCreate said...

Cute! You can come see my dress shirt skirt too!

Pam said...

This is SO cute; a quick, easy project that cost nothing other than a little time.

Andrea said...

Hi Marie!

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Now, I must say, this skirt must be the cutest thing I have seen lately!!
I am going to try that, even bought I am not so good with a sewing machine!


Mom2crazygirls said...

So super cute!!

Julie said...

What a genius idea! I've never seen this done before. How much time did it take you to do it? Looks fairly simple with such a CUTE CUTE CUTE result!!!
It's a great little project that I'll have to try sometime :) Thanks for sharing it!!!

Just Jaime said...

So cute! Great idea!

Tara said...

What a cute idea! My girls would love a skirt like that!

I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by...and follow too! ;-)

Tara @Trendy Treehouse

jamie @ backless shirt said...

Oh, so cute! I have several shirts that I don't wear anymore that would be perfect for this! And they are wrinkle free...even better!!!!
Thanks for letting me look around!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Thanks for linking up! Love this skirt, along with all your other sewing ideas! Gave your cute project a Facebook shout-out :)


lovecrafts said...

Love it. THanks for sharing

Oly Momma said...

Thanks for sharing! I've been wanting to do this with one of my husbands old shirts for months now. Thanks again for the inspiration. - Jess at OlyMomma

Nicole Mariana said...

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Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

LOVE this! I will have to make one for my daughter :)

Id love for you to link this up to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays. We party until Monday, so you have plenty of time to link up! Hope to see you :)


Good Girl Gone Green said...

oh how cute! I love this idea!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

I can't tell you how much I love this... I'll be running to Goodwill tomorrow.

June Scott said...

What a great way to save a shirt that might have a stain or has just out grown its appeal! Sweet skirt and I love how you made the belted tie! Thanks for sharing, Marie!

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Love this idea. I'm featuring it today - stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday! Love your project!

Come back on Thursday for more fun!! :)


Jami said...

Way cute skirt! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing it at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Your project is so fantastic that I featured it this week at my Hookin Up with HoH Link Party!

Feel free to stop on by and grab a button!


Allison @ House of Hepworths

Lynne said...

Cute! I love how many steps you can skip when using clothes! Thanks for the inspiration!

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