Father's Day Dress Shirt Skirt
First, choose a men's dress shirt.
Cut the sleeves off as shown.
Cut off the top part of the shirt as shown.
Sew the sleeve ends together as shown.
Fold over the top of the skirt to sew a seam for an elastic waistband.
You might notice corners sticking out from right where the underarms are. You know kinda like built-in hips. I went ahead and sewed a straight line and then snipped them off. The piece should look like a triangle. This step can be done now or at the end.
Your seam for the elastic waistband to slip through should look like this. With about 1/2" of room at the top of the seam. I would wait until the end to put your elastic waistband through.
Get out both sleeves again.
Cut the upper half of the men's sleeve where it is slanted, straight.
Cut down the side of the men's shirt sleeve. Preferably on the inner crease.
Turn both sleeves inside out with the fabric in between and sew. At the end it should look like this.
If you find the open end uneven after the pieces are sewn together, cut across straight. turn it inside out and sew straight across. And then turn it right side out. Now you have your belt.
Next, get ready to sew the belt loops. Cut them out of the extra fabric from the remnants of the original dress shirt.
Sew the belt loops.
You should make at least 4 belt loops.
Sew the belt loops on. Then put your elastic waist through. Then sew it all together.
Voila! You now have a dress shirt skirt in time for Fathers Day! I plan to sew matching ties for my don and husband. My daughter's will also be wearing these dresses by Dana of Made.Don't forget to make yourself a pleated tie necklace found here too.
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|Post Edit: Hey everyone! This wasn't exactly my idea. And I always believe in giving credit where credit is due. Honesty is the best policy! If you sign up to become a follower of the blog Grosgrain, Kathleen sends you all sorts of extra goodies. This picture was one of those goodies. I could not find a tutorial for it anywhere all over the internet. But as soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for Father's Day. Go become a follower of her blog. Especially if you dream of the day when you can have a better camera, like me.|