August 23, 2011

{DIY} no-sew shirt-to-skirt

I was intrigued about the idea of wearing a long-sleeve button up as a skirt (from Chictopia via The Hidden List).  Cool, effortless, and a way for me to wear a high-waist pencil skirt on the weekends?  Done. 

You can use any loose-fitting, long sleeve shirt for this, but I used a man's shirt since my button-ups are fitted.  I think the 'shkirt' is too big and long for my frame, but at least I don't have to worry about indecent exposure when bending over to pick up the Bitty.  Love this pop of color for the end of summer and the comfort of a stretch poplin!  *Style Tip: Wear it as a high waist skirt and tie it at the skinniest part of your torso (even if that's not your natural waist) so it doesn't add bulk to your hips.
What do you think?  Would you wear it?

11 comments:

Anna said...

yes yes yes i love it love it love it!!! Will try!

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Katherine said...

Very cool! I would have never thought of doing that :)

Canadianpetite said...

Very innovative! Don't think I have the nerve to wear that way but you make it look like a must-try. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Natalie said...

Aren't you a clever kitten!! Well done my friend. Well done. OXO N.

The HIdden List said...

I only wish it would look like that on me!! Adorable!!

christa said...

super cute idea- i'm going to have to try this...espesh since my husband need to go shopping, i can just keep all his shirts he isn't going to wear anymore!
love it.
enSTYLEpedia

christa said...

love it- such a great idea, i'm def going to try this...i hope it looks as cute!
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Kelly said...

Oh my word, this has seriously TRANSFORMED my entire closet and doubled my skirt wardrobe! I was so excited after I read this that I texted all of my crafty friends and tried it out on three of my dad's and brother's shirt. What a great idea! And it's true, if you tuck a fitted shirt in, bring the waist up high, and knot the sleeves tightly, it does not look frumpy AT ALL. It looks super chic and preppy. Wearing a plaid one to school today :) Thanks for the great idea!

WelltoDo said...

Amazing!!! Would love to feature this on my blog if that's ok with you?

Cheers,
Suz from Well to Do
http://www.welltodoyou.com/

Nik G said...

Awesome idea!!

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