How to Make a Skirt from a Shirt for a Stylish Refashion

Refashioning a Skirt from a Shirt

My niece Courtney gave me this fabulous idea on Pinterest. I hunted around the Goodwill until I found the perfect shirt. So today, we’re going to refashion this one into a skirt. As soon as you figure out how wonderfully easy, and how wonderfully sexy the result is, I bet you’ll make a dozen of them.

Learn how to make a skirt from a shirt with our simple refashion guide, perfect for adding unique style to your wardrobe.

Learn how to make a skirt from a shirt with our simple refashion guide, perfect for adding unique style to your wardrobe.

Cut off the top, making sure there is enough at the bottom to cover your bottom.

Learn how to make a skirt from a shirt with our simple refashion guide, perfect for adding unique style to your wardrobe.

Cut a length of wide elastic the size of your waist.

Learn how to make a skirt from a shirt with our simple refashion guide, perfect for adding unique style to your wardrobe.

Sew the ends together.

Learn how to make a skirt from a shirt with our simple refashion guide, perfect for adding unique style to your wardrobe.

And then sew the ends to the elastic itself. Doing it this way will create your perfect waistband. It will be enough to create a slight stretch (and keep the skirt over your hips) but not enough to make you want to puke, like most elastic waistbands do.

Learn how to make a skirt from a shirt with our simple refashion guide, perfect for adding unique style to your wardrobe.

Next, sew the elastic to the skirt portion. You are going to have to stretch both the fabric and the elastic while stitching.

Learn how to make a skirt from a shirt with our simple refashion guide, perfect for adding unique style to your wardrobe.

And here is the result.

Learn how to make a skirt from a shirt with our simple refashion guide, perfect for adding unique style to your wardrobe.

What an awesome, completely fitted pencil skirt! Too easy-peasy.

Learn how to make a skirt from a shirt with our simple refashion guide, perfect for adding unique style to your wardrobe.

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