DIY: Turn That Old Shirt Into A High Waisted Flirty Skirt!

All you need for this project is a button up shirt, or flannel, a pair of scissors, and a sewing machine (may be difficult to do without a machine but more power to you if you’re sewing by hand!).  Mens button-up shirts work best, with or without the pockets (although I think they add a nice flare to the skirt).  This flannel was purchased at our Bethlehem location.  Pop into any of our locations to find more stylish shirts like this one.

Cut off the sleeves.

Step 2. Cut off the top and collar just below the second button.

Step 3. Turn the shirt inside out, put the skirt on, and pin the sides in place so that the skirt is as tight as you want it to be.

Step 4. Sew the sides, cut the excess fabric, and turn the skirt back to the outside. It's a good idea to try the skirt on again after sewing the sides to make sure that the skirt fits correctly.

Step 5. If you'd like to, you can shorten the skirt. Here, I am going to shorten the skirt just under the last button.

Step 6. To hem the bottom of the skirt, turn the skirt inside out again and fold the edge over once or twice. Pin it and sew it.

Step 7. Now you can make the waist band. Cut off the collar about a half inch from the seam. Cut the collar in half. Cut a piece of fabric for the back of the band. Mine was 18" long.

Steps 8, 9, & 10. Hem the back band piece. Pin the collar pieces to the back band piece so that the outside of the pieces are facing eachother. Sew the pieces together and flip them over.

Step 11. Pin the waist band to the skirt so that the band is upside down and inside out. The band will be flipped back up when finished.

Step 12. This is an optional step. Make a belt loop for the back of the skirt by cutting out a small piece of fabric. Fold the fabric in half the long way twice. Sew down the middle, fold over the ends, pin it and sew the loop to the skirt.

Now your skirt is ready to wear! Pair your new skirt with some leggings and boots for a more casual look or a pair of heels for a night on the town. Whatever look you choose, we hope you enjoyed making this skirt! Send us some pics of your twist on this project:


6 thoughts on “DIY: Turn That Old Shirt Into A High Waisted Flirty Skirt!

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