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speeedkills
« on: May 08, 2004 06:55:16 PM »

i saw this skirt in Urban Outfitters and i recreated it the other day. 
it is made just from the sleeves of two mens button down shirts i picked up from a thrift store.  I especially like because the fabric is super soft and thin.
http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/v47/starlax1/DSCN2737.jpg
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heres your tutorial:
first using two shirts cut all four sleeves off at the arm holes...
http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/v47/starlax1/Untitled-5.jpg

next lay a sleeve out flat and cut along the seam, do this to all four sleeves...
http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/v47/starlax1/Untitled-2.jpg

after cutting all the sleeves lay them out in the order you want side by side.
pin all the sleeves together, right sides facing in and sew along the seams....
http://img16.photobucket.com/albums/v47/starlax1/Untitled-3.jpg

next ya gotta  hem it. 
Do this by deciding how long you want it to be. 
I think mine is 18inces long.  So all the way around the skirt
i measured 18 inches down from the waistband.  Mark with chalk and snip along your line.
To hem you can either fold up the hem twice and sew or I just left my hem frayed,
I stitched around the hem a 1/2 inch from the bottom so it doesnt fray too much.

last but not least you might want to stitch up the button closures. on mine they open up
when i wear it so i stitched em all down.  I left one closure not sewed up so i can take the skirt on and off. 
you can use snaps or buttons or velcro to secure the last button opening and it will act as a "fly"

***if u got any questions feel free to ask.
i threw this together real fast...its really simple!
happy sewing cutie patooties!
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2004 07:01:54 PM »

That is awesome... Im going to make one right now this second!  Maybe I could make mine longer... I have a thing about my knees... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2004 07:53:19 PM »

so cute! thanks for the instructions
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2004 08:33:47 PM »

very cute!  i think it would be really easy to make a lining out of a nice, light fabric too.  urban outfitters is adorable but so expensive, props to you for making your own!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2004 09:23:13 PM »

That is sooooo cute!  I am inspired!  Thanks.
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cordeliapow
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2004 09:15:59 AM »

awesome! WOW. did you use thriftstore shirts?
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collegekid85
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2004 10:49:24 AM »

Ah, that's a great idea. And it seems quite easy too! Now, I really need to get back to the thrist store now!!
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pnutbuttahunny
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2004 12:39:59 PM »

That is such a neat idea, I have this shirt that's too big I might try that.
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speeedkills
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2004 03:49:30 PM »

awesome! WOW. did you use thriftstore shirts?

yes i did!  I highly recommend it cuz they are super thin and soft!
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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2004 06:47:49 AM »

What a fantastic idea!  Does the bottom fray a lot if you don't hem it?
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