how to turn a shirt into a skirt

Amber's NDAD Creation

My girl Amber submitted a piece a while back (refresher HERE!) and I have to say that I'm obsessed with what she does. Her before looks are totally on par with mine as well, which cracks me up! I love the "let's give sour face when we're wearing something not so pleasant" move. It's my go-to when I'm shooting the before looks - I live for the sour face and she totally nails it. Also, her recreations have been über chic. See what she's up to today!!

My roommate was cleaning out her closet and was tossing this shirt, so I got it for free! Obviously it doesn't fit my bust region, so I'm going to turn it into a skirt!

New Dress A Day - DIY - thrift store shopping - upcycled shirt

Let’s turn this puppy into a truck, y’all!

I sewed closed the arm holes first.

New Dress A Day - DIY - thrift store shopping - upcycled shirt

It might be hard to tell, but the 'bottom' of the skirt had a thick hem. It made a perfect 'top' of my skirt. I cut a tiny hole in the hem and fed some elastic through. 

New Dress A Day - DIY - thrift store shopping - upcycled shirt

The last thing I did was cut the original neck hem off. Since this was a jersey material there was no need to re-hem. 

New Dress A Day - DIY - thrift store shopping - upcycled shirt

That's it! It was super easy.

New Dress A Day - DIY - thrift store shopping - upcycled shirt

Even Chip & Dale approve. :)

I'm jumping on that approval wagon too! I love your new skirt and I love even more that it started out as that too big, ill-fitted shirt that your roomie was going to toss. I bet you she's wishing she hadn't passed it your way after seeing what you did! Keep the remakes coming!!