My first Sh-kirt

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mr Recycled cleared his wardrobe over the holidays, and gave me a few shirts and a jumper to take to the op-shop, or sell on eBay.

This lilac shirt, is far too pretty to get rid of, but I can see why Mr Recycled didn't wear it much, it is not his colour.




 :: The little embroidered swordfish is pretty cute ::

I love the colour lilac, but this shirt is far too big for me, plus I don't really need any shirts, so another idea - make the shirt into a skirt. A Sh-kirt.


I cut off the top of the shirt, under the armpits, and used my new overlocker to fix up the top hem to prevent fraying. Then cut some elastic from my thrifted elastic stash:


Stitched the elastic waist band, and using left over fabric, I made some belt loops:


It fits perfectly, I really like it, and will definitely create some more sh-kirts; they are so easy to make!

I may be in my 30's, but I can still hear my Mum telling me off from far away .."why did you not iron that skirt before you took photos?" ... (cause I am lazy) ;)




::With belt ::

By the way, do you dig the shoes as much as I? A pair of tan vintage heels, $6, Family Life op-shop.


:: Worn on Self Stitched Sept, Day 6 ::

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18 comments:

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I have 2 of these ready to be made in the studio... you can also use the long sleeves to make a skirt if you have 4 of them!! I made one and it's my favourite summer skirt!!

xo Steph

Erica Louise said...

oh cooool!!! I was thinking about what to do with the sleeves :)

Ashley said...

That is pretty cute! I'm hoping to pull my machine back out tomorrow.

Ky said...

I love those heels! I also like that skirt. That's such a great idea. I could do that to hubby's old shirts that he won't wear anymore.

Ky x

LP said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE IT. This is just too darn cute!!! Now if I can figure out how to sew the elastic...hmm...

Lounging With a Latte said...

The Sh-kirt looks great and those shoes are awesome...what a great bargain!

Erica Louise said...

LP - I folded down the top of the shirt where I had cut and overlocked, and using my sewing machine, stitched a 'tube' about 1 1/2 the width of the elastic, to make sure it fit through. Left a small gap to thread the elastic through using a safty pin, and stitched the elastic together - hope that makes sense?

Carmencita B said...

What a cool refashion! Congrats on such a good idea!

else seven said...

Cute skirt and great shoes! Man, I can't wait to get my machine out again - I fear that may be not for a long time. As for the ironing - yeah - I can hear my mum saying that too. Bless.

hed said...

Aah! Love it!

hed

Sarah said...

Your sh-kirt looks awesome! Love the colour.

babygalah said...

What a GREAT idea! I think I might have to try this one ! And I love your comment about your mum! Mine says the same thing to me all the time, Dee x

Anne K. said...

It's fantastic!!!!

Poppy said...

That looks designer. I'm totally trying that. Ta! xox

Fourth Daughter said...

cute idea, hey you can make ruffles out of the sleeves and use them to decorate something else, ruffles are always my fallback!

A Luz said...

As we speak, I have already negotiated with the hubby that all old shirts are to come my way first!!!! There you go!!!! Thank you!!!

Frugal Down Under said...

The skirt is super cute and looks fantastic on you!

Unknown said...

This is especially great since at my house shirts tend to get tossed because of worn collars.... It looks so darn cute on you! If my slim hubby's shirts don't go round me they may make just the thing for my slim daughter or little granddaughter.....I've been sewing for over 50 years, why'n't I ever think of this before?

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