People often give me materials that they think could be reused, and I'm always happy to accept them because it makes me eternally grateful that they thought twice before throwing them "away."

I was given 6 men's shirts (size M) one day. Used, but still in great condition. I wasn't in a hurry to get to them because they could still be donated and reused in their original form. I didn't, however, have a place to store them at the time, so they kept floating around the workshop, being moved from one place to another. One day I sat beside them, analyzed their qualities for a bit, and then something just clicked. I thought to button two shirts together to make a big skirt. I chose 2 shirts that combined well together and hurriedly buttoned them together as I ran to the mirror to try it on.

I had a good laugh when I saw the result because I actually really liked it and it took shape in less than 1 minute!

I dared to wear it out the next day and someone pointed out that the group next to us was admiring my skirt. I was definitely surprised, but also inspired to say that maybe one day I'll make a tutorial for it. So, here we are...

Let me know what you think! Would you rock it? Do you have any ideas for how to take it up a notch?

Step 1: Materials

+2 short sleeve men's shirts (see next step for how to select size and other details)


+matching thread


+shoelace or other material for tying, which preferably comes to a point like a shoelace (will not be visible)

You always amaze me with everything that you can come up with. I love the skirt!!!
<p>Thanks for the nifty idea and excellent photos. I'm going upstairs to get those shirts out of the bag now!. Mine are not short sleeve, but worn out elbow ones. Will still make good pockets with a little fiddling.</p>
<p>creativity at its blast</p>
<p>This is so cute and creative! Love it!</p>
<p>It's a shirt skirt! and it works great with the collar worn, identical shirts I found in the closet in two different colours - button down = no sewing at all! Make sure to enter the reuse contest!</p>
<p>Simplified further! So awesome.. </p><p>Mine was too loose with the collar down, but I'm so glad this worked out for you! You can also try wearing it with the buttoned down parts to the sides..so that you have one color in the back and the other in the front. I'll add this in. Cheers!</p>
<p>This is so great! I once made a skirt from long sleeves, but this is so (heh) much simpler.</p>
<p>Ha! You already entered :) good luck.</p>
<p>This is so clever! </p>

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Bio: Hi, my name is Ilona. I love to make things out of materials that are seemingly garbage. I joined instructables to share my ideas and ... More »
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