Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Men's shirt to pencil skirt

My odyssey through the UFO pile is proving productive, but today's project I have to share with you is something I made at the end of last year, but had never got around to photographing, though it is in high wardrobe rotation.

A good number of years ago, I found this shirt in an opshop. I was 6X Large, and the fabric was really nice quality, so I bought it, intending to make a pencil skirt. And then it sat in the refashioning pile for years.

In the end, it was a very quick project, and only took about two days. I used the pencil skirt form Vogue 1989, and easily cut the front and back from the shirt body, placing the button placket down the centre front. I intended to use the shirt hem as the skirt hem, but it ended up being off by about half an inch, so I had to re hem it. I am very happy with the length. I also pegged the skirt, but I think  did it a little too much, as it is a bit tight at the bottom. Instead of a vent, I just leave the bottom button undone, nice and easy. I finished off the waistband with a press stud.

I've been usually wearing the skirt with this fantastic lace peasant style blouse, which was another oversized opshop find which I ran in the sides of. I love the combination of loose top, and pencil skirt. I am slightly restricted with what I can wear with it, since I don't really want to be buttoned right down the front.

I also got some hair close up photos, I am loving curling my hair, and experimenting with hair wraps. It makes me feel so much more put together!

I am off now to finish another project, which I am so excited to share with you in a few days. Until then, have a great week

1 comment:

  1. Great colour, makes for a lovely skirt. Think your hair looks excellent done up with the hair tie.