So earlier this year I thrifted this buttondown for the DH. It is a Born brand heavy bamboo/cotton denim in a desaturated brown. I adored every bit of it. It even had elbow patches! He hasn't worn it since I bought it, and since he lost his job, doesn't wear any of his collared shirts. Lately it's been a trend around the blog-o-sphere to tie a men's shirt into a skirt/sleeveless top, but I couldn't get it to work with any of the shirts around the house. All the sleeves were too short or the buttons didn't button at the right spot. So I did the next best thing by liberating this thrifted (for 99p) shirt from D's closet and turned it into a skirt.
I'd love to give you a tutorial of my own making, but I used this one here with a modification. I gathered my skirt a little differently. I used the brown buttons to add more coverage, like she did. And I added the shirt pockets back onto the skirt. It's a little haphazard, not a clean as I would like, but hey it's a wearable brown skirt. This project took me about two hours or so of trial and error. I promise it will show up in outfit photos soon, but as I type this post the skirt needs washing to get rid of the stitch holes of the pockets and my mistakes where I had to rip things out. Also keep an eye out for what I did with the rest of the shirt!
Also let me say, this was a labor of love. Love of this fabric. Love of wanting a new skirt. I doubt I will do this again because oh my god sewing makes my back hurt, but I finished it and I can't wait to wear it.
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