Spring is in the air, or at least it has been the last few days here in NC. I got to wear shorts to school the other day and it felt amazing. The season change is inspiring me to change up my wardrobe so I went to my trusty “refashion bag” like I did in the tutorial, and these are the results.
I turned an awkward buffalo plaid shirt/dress into a too cute spring skirt find out how you can similarly refashion something below!
- A slightly too large button up shirt or dress (If it has a tieback waist all the better, if not you can create one with ribbon)
- Sewing Machine
- Thin ribbon (lighter to burn frayed edges)
Mostly my problems with this garment is that it’s too short to be a dress but too long to be a shirt…and it has these weird gathered sections on the bodice, which I just didn’t like. Also look, no collar! It desperately needed some DIY love.
Step 1: Cut the shirt right about 2in. above your tie back strings or where it starts to dip back out at the waist if it doesn’t tie. (If it’s a male fit shirt just cut the length of the skirt you want plus 2 in.) Just make sure there is a button near the top that sits comfortably with the waistband turned down.
Step 2: Try the skirt on and decide how much you need at the top, I folded my waistband down about 3/4 of an in. Pin all the way around.
Step 3: Sew all the way around the waist. I used a 1/4 in. inseam to accommodate my top button.
Step 4: Now luckily my shirt has tie back strings and two loops for them already, but to make sure it stays up all the time I need to sew two more loops for the back. I started by cutting a piece of ribbon down to an inch and burning both edges so they didn’t fray.
I then decided on the placement, pined it down by folding over 1/4 an inch and sewed it right onto the skirt.
Of course when I finally finished it to wear, it was cold again. But I love skirts and leggings so joke’s on you Nature!
Til Next Time!