Monday, May 9, 2011

Easy Girl's Skirt From Women's Shirt

The other day Julee and I were thrifting it up at the D.A.V. and I came across this cute shirt from Old Navy.  It wasn't really our style but the fabric had a cute flower print that I couldn't pass up, so I threw it in the cart and figured I would make something out of it.  Well with warm weather officially here I decided to turn it into a cute skirt for my daughter.  This was so easy and now I'm on the lookout for other cute shirts that I can make skirts out of.  Here's the how to:

I started with this button down ladies shirt, there was no size marked in it but I think it was a med or lrg.

I cut straight across right under the arms.

Get rid of the top part for now, you can use it later for something else.  Flip the bottom part inside out and press down 1/2 inch, stitch.

Flip over 1 inch, press and stitch, leave an opening 2 inches long.  You are forming a casing for your elastic.

Measure around your child's waist and cut a piece of elastic to fit.  Attach a safety pin to one end and thread it through the casing.  Note- use a wider piece of elastic than I did, it will stay up better on your child's waist.

Stitch the ends of elastic together and then stitch your opening closed.

Put it on a cute kid and let them do their best Wonder Women pose.



  1. So adorable! I can't wait to try this.

  2. you are a GENIUS!!!! I love it!!

  3. This is a great idea! I want to go raid my closet now...

  4. nice! Going off to destroy some shirts now. ;p Thanks for the brilliant tutorial!


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