top as skirt

as part of a recent goal to sew more quick and satisfying garments for myself, i decided to make a skirt like this one, where you just chop a men’s shirt under the armpits, do some pleating, add a waistband and some elastic to the back, and boom. i think this took me about a half hour to make.

men's shirt to women's skirt

it started as a sale rack men’s shirt from old navy. it has a funny little southwestern print on it (southwestern is still kinda hot right now, right?).

men's shirt to women's skirt

i went with a flat front waistband and added interfacing for structure. then i just pleated the body of the front of the shirt until it fit. my goal was not to add too much bulk in front; just some subtle detail and shape. the back has elastic for comfiness.

men's shirt to women's skirt

the shirt tail hem just makes it look like i’m wearing a shirt on my bottom half, but i like it. i wish i’d taken the time to add pockets, but i was being too impatient and just wanted it done.

men's shirt to women's skirt

you better not be judging the white after labor day!! this darn thing was sewn and photographed in august, but i’m way behind on blogging finished projects and am trying to catch up a bit.

men's shirt to women's skirt

top as skirt.

PS – FILM PETIT IS COMING. i think the new school year threw everyone for a loop but now we’re back on track. right jess?! right cherie?! 🙂

PPS – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDEE!!!

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