Sunday, April 15, 2012

T-Shirt to Skirt Refashion

I found a t-shirt the other day with a great black and white print.  I liked the fact that it was made from a cotton/lycra blend so it had lots of comfy stretch to it.  The white banded neckline seemed like it would be a perfect detail for a new skirt.  So I went to work and in a few easy steps this is what I came up with...




The white banded neckline makes a perfect slit for the back of the skirt!


This is where it began...


One cut across the top and one cut on each side was all it took.  I might add, though, that in order to get the width for the bottom of the skirt (unless I really wanted it to be a pencil skirt), I had to cut into the sleeves a bit.  This created a slightly flared detail on each side of the skirt, but with the print you can't even tell its there. 


I used the original hem to encase the elastic.  I simply cut my waist elastic in half, then threaded it through the front and back skirt pieces separately.


Then it was just a matter of stitching up the side seams and doing a small rolled hem.  Super simple!

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38 comments:

  1. Love this! The neckline really did make the perfect touch.

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  2. very clever! really nice!

    Lauren
    laurenphd.blogspot.com

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  3. O my goodness! This is too cute! I love it!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  4. i am constantly awed by what people are able to refashion! i never wouldn't thought to do this but it looks amazing! we'd love to have you link this up to our Sunday Best party going on now. http://griffithsrated.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunday-best-link-party.html
    -marie

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  5. Great idea!!! Found you through C.R.A.F.T link party.

    Thanks for Sharing!
    Stephanie @ grinninglikeanidiot.com

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  6. Very nice....gonna be stopping by again the next time I find a t-shirt like this.

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  7. It is a pretty skirt! You are so creative!

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  8. Oh my goodness! I LOVE it! I never would have guessed it started out as a shirt.

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  9. This is a great skirt! You are so clever!

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  10. It's such a pretty skirt!

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  11. Amazing. Can't wait to try this!

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  12. Holy cow, what a transformation! It's really fascinating to me how that print looked horrible as a polo shirt, but perfect as a skirt.

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  13. This is really cool! I had to pin it! If I ever get my sewing machine out, Id love to attempt this. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Love it! I totally need and want to learn to sew but haven't taken the time to do it. Found you on Yesterday on Tuesday linky party.

    Amber
    www.recipeswelove.net

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  15. As a shirt I wouldnt wear it but as a skirt its so cute

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  16. Hi Susan: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GF friend. I would love it if you would stop by and be mine, too.
    Nice job on the skirt. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Oh wow you are amazing. I can't believe this is from a shirt. Love it!

    Mary, MI

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  18. And it was a smart call to turn it into a beautiful skirt. I love it that it is a skirt and that slit idea was pretty clever! I love it absolutely! :) It gives me an idea next time I shop. :)

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  19. I am still stunned looking at this, that is such a great idea!! It turned out beautiful! I am a new follower, and I'd love for you to follow me back:)

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  20. What a fantastic idea!

    Visiting from Recycled Fashion and now following!
    Alison
    x

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  21. Oh that is genius! What a great vision you had when you saw that T-shirt!

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  22. Really really cute! I just wanted to let you know I featured this project on Scout's Sweet Sunday! http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/04/scouts-sweet-sunday-5.html

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  23. I posted this on the Denver Sewing Collective Fan Page. We are always looking for ways to refashion. Beautiful result.

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  24. You are at it again! I absolutely love this shirt to skirt refashion! You were chosen as the "Reader's Choice" today on Sew Woodsy! Thanks again for sharing your project with us!

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  25. That shirt looks a million times better as a skirt than it did as a shirt. Well done, for sure the most brilliant way of turning a fashion disaster in to total awesome style.
    Great pictures of the how to process as well. I really dislike seeing blogs where they only show you the after pictures and talk about the process. It shows real confidence to take pictures the whole way through before you know if the final project is good or not.
    I found it super clever that you used the V neck of the shirt as the slit up the back of the skirt, looks great, wouldn't it be hilarious to run into somebody on the street wearing it as a shirt? haha.
    Great blog, well enjoyed.

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  26. The neckline band detail to slit transformation is killing me. So clever! I will be featuring this tonight. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  27. Love it!
    I am featuring you tomorrow during Sticker Time... thank you so much for visiting my party!

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  28. So great lady!!You make it seem so easy to do!
    Featuring this in tomorrow's Show & Share! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Wow! Great skirt, very graphic and bold and I love it as a skirt as opposed to a shirt.

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  30. WOW! So much better than the shirt, it is such a cute skirt! I'm featuring this on scrappy saturdays today!

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  31. This is awesome,you have great talent!I would love to try something like this.
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  32. Nice blog..I enjoy reading this,Thanks for the idea It help me a lot..Good work..Keep it up..
    Design A Tshirt

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  33. Very clever, yet so simple. Great job!

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  34. Wow, nice job. Who would have known that it would be that simple! Gorgeous :-)

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  35. What pretty fabric! I love your skirt! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate the feedback and always look forward to reading what you have to say! Susan

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