Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How to Wear a Button Down Shirt as a Skirt | Tutorial

Recently I did an online challenge where the bloggers who took part had to wear a button down shirt three days in a row and style it differently each day. On day three I decided to wear my shirt as a skirt. You can see that style [here!] There are quite a few similar tutorials on line, this is my version. It makes more of a high waisted skirt that is good for layering. Of course, these are just guidelines, you can change things up a little and style it your own way; shirt tucked in or worn over it, with a belt, as an underskirt for extra length, etc. The usually works best with a plain button down shirt that's a size or two above what you'd regularly wear.

Underneath each set of photos the steps are listed with corresponding numbers.


1. Make sure the collar is folded over the shirt so that it's on the inside.
2. Find out which button and corresponding buttonhole fit best around your natural waist.

3. Place the top edge of the shirt at your natural waist. Make sure the collar is still turned inside.
4. Button shirt so that it fits comfortably around your waist. Button the rest of the way down.
5. Pull the yoke up. (The part that would go across your shoulders on the back.)
6. Fold yoke down and smooth.

7. Pull right sleeve across front and around to back.
8. Tuck sleeve into the ”waistband" that you made from folding over the yoke. (Don't worry if it's a little loose, that will be taken care of in the next step.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 with left sleeve.

10. Finished back. You'll want to check in huge mirror to make sure everything looks smoother than mine! 
11. Finished front.

Just incase you've noticed that it looks like I'm leaning slightly to the left. That's not the shirt, the camera, or your eyes playing tricks. That's just my slight spine curvature. 


So, there you go.  Shirt as a skirt! 






9 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing this tutorial! I'm definitely going to try this soon!

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    1. You're welcome. Glad you like it! :)

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  2. Very neat, Jill! Thanks for doing this tutorial...now I've just got to try it! ;)
    ~Sarah~
    http://allthingsvintage-sc.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thanks for commenting Sarah!

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  4. This was a cool tutorial! Has anybody ever told you that you look like Jo from the Little Women movie?


    Kathryn B.

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    1. Thank you! No one has ever told me that I look like Jo before. What a sweet compliment! Little Women is one of my favorite books and I've seen all three movie versions. :)

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  5. I love the idea Jill. Maybe I'll try it on my blog as well. I know the girls from my church would love the idea! :)

    @ndr@
    andrasfinds.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Andra! I'd love to see your take on this style :)

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