Refashion – Man’s shirt into skirt and shorts for the girls

It took me a lot more time than I expected to start sewing this New Year, but this is a great start.

Magda from the blog “House of Estrela” kindly invited me to be part of her “Refashion Week”. Magda is a master in refashion and is a nice and very talented lady, which increases my challenge 😉

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As you might know I’m quite new to sewing and this was my first refashion project. I had a shirt from my husband that had a collar in bad shape but apart from that it was good. That let me with one shirt and two kids to sew for… I needed to be very careful in my choices. This is how I ended up with one skirt and shorts.

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Let me start with the skirt. For the skirt I just cut the shirt’s bottom and with the measurements from another skirt, I’ve cut the height needed. The side seams remained the original and I just hemmed the skirt with bias tape and added a waistband using the same fabric. And here it is a skirt for Little Lady M, who found it quite good to dance!

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Now the shorts! I used the pattern Funny shorts from Puperita. This pattern was already bought last Black Friday and was waiting for the right time to be used. I did it in size 5 and as directed in the instructions. For the waistband and leg band I used the same floral fabric already used in the skirt. Here it is Little Lady F wearing her new shorts.

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As you might have noticed both outfits have some room to grow because, unfortunately, they are not expected to be worn during the next couple of month. Can you see how much I need good weather in my life? I am already thinking of summer… (now in my head Olaf is singing “In summer”) But I will have to wait because for now the forecast is snow!

Something else new in this project is the fact that I did not made the same outfit for both girls, I did different but matching outfits 🙂 (of course the girls did complain!)

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Thank you Magda for you kind invitation, I really loved this challenge 🙂

Now you should go to Magda’s Blog to see who else is participating in this series and and over to Constança’s blog “Saidos da Concha” to see the refashion project that she is sharing today. I have to confess that I am really curious to see what everybody else is doing 😉

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Wish you all a great week 🙂

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24 thoughts on “Refashion – Man’s shirt into skirt and shorts for the girls

  1. Olá!
    Também descobri agora este blog, através do blog da Constança (Saídos da Concha).
    Eu costuro um bocadinho, mas mais à base de costura criativa, não me dou com peças de roupa…
    Mas identifiquei-me mais com o blog, porque também eu sou mãe de gémeas! As minhas são de Maio de 2010.
    Beijinhos a dobrar!!!

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  2. Ficaram mesmo giras! Gosto imenso do contraste com o tecido das flores 😉
    Deve ter sido tudo calculado ao milimetro para conseguires fazer as duas peças – eu também costumo aproveitar as camisas do meu marido, mas nunca consegui fazer mais de uma peça (vou ter de estudar melhor a distribuição que faço do molde).

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  3. Cá vou eu para o meu segundo comentário — o primeiro foi no telefone e tive de desistir a meio! Ainda estou de boca aberta com o facto de teres conseguido fazer duas partes de baixo a partir de uma só camisa. E que giras ficaram! Também gosto imenso de ver gémeas a combinar, sem estarem necessariamente vestidas de igual dos pés à cabeça… mas imagino que seja um desafio, principalmente quando elas decidem gostar mais da roupa da irmã!…

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  4. Maria, muito obrigado por teres aceite o convite. ADOREI o teu refashion, aproveitas-te lindamente a camisa inicial e sim, já te tinha dito que a foto delas está uma delícia. Por acaso uma das coisas que pensei logo foi “será que uma não gostou mais da roupa da outra?”, isto porque a minha irmã tem 5 anos a mais do que eu, mas durante muito tempo vestíamos de igual e qd ela começou a vestir diferente, eu fazia birras descomunais…

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