Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Shirt Skirt

Hello Readers. I love the change of seasons, Spring is here. That means warmer weather and warmer weather means it's time for a skirt refashion. I love skirts but I don't like to be cold so in the winter I don't wear them as much. Today's skirt project actually began as a shirt.

It was a cute shirt and it was in great shape but it was too baggy. That loose baggy fit is a big plus for this project. I can use that extra room to make a skirt that fits well, even around the hips.
 (And the caboose!)

Look at this! I love this design. It is a quaint little town. There are stylish little people at outdoor cafe tables. There is some French writing at the top so maybe it is a town in France or Quebec... I don't know. All I know is that it's super cute.

All I did for this super simple skirt was cut off the sleeves and shoulders. The body of the shirt is the skirt. It is almost done already so it only took a little while to finish.

I added some wide elastic as a waistband. It is casual but also seems like a belt and looks very neat and finished. And it only takes a few minutes. I cut a piece of elastic the size of my waist and made sure the skirt fabric is evenly distributed around the elastic. 

I wore this to run errands and my little gut saw this picture on the door of the dry cleaners. He ran up to it yelling "Mommy, Mommy!" This must be what I look like when I am sewing. 

Here is the finished skirt. It is super comfortable and I still love the design. The colors are perfect for Spring.

My shirt looked funny so I am just showing you the skirt.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Yesterday, after inspiration from your blog, I did a reverse project of this one! I had a maxi skirt (in tee shirt fabric), with an elasticated waistband and the waistband was too tight (it was a very small size), so I cut a simple top out of it with 'grown in' sleeves! Thank you! Hazel x

I Can Work With That said...

A shirt like that is a great idea!