DIY Men’s Button Up Shirt Into A Skirt

We found this men’s button up shirt at a thrift store for a buck months ago and have been waiting for the perfect project to zest it up. I loved the black and white stripes and was really wanting to make something that I could wear but wouldn’t be too masculine. After some perusing on pinterest I quickly saw many projects where people turned shirts into skirts, but honestly I didn’t really like any of the tutorials I was seeing. I like things simple since I am not a big sewer. Faith jumped on board to help with this one, but honestly it was so easy and quick with the help of some elastic. And the result was so cute!! Score!!


Men’s button up

Sewing machine



Measuring tape

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Start by cutting off your sleeves and coming across the shoulder top so the shirt is completely open….making a circle.

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See? Completely open (like a skirt- haha)

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Measure your waist and cut your elastic a bit smaller than the measured number…
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Faith jumped in with some sewing skills here, create a little pocket for the elastic waist at the top where the collar of the shirt was…this is where we will slide the elastic in.

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Fold over and sew the pocket into place….

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Once you have the elastic in place you may need to add some darts along the side to make it more snug and form fitting…

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Time to dress it up! Yay!

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Time to go out? I think yes!



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