<Hey LoBrow, The Incredible Hulk called. He wants his shirt back.>
<No problem, girlfriend! I just hope he’s really secure in his masculinity.>
I bought this 3XL men’s shirt at Value Village for $14. It’s a lovely lilac cotton blend.
I bought another 100% cotton men’s shirt, size large, in a tiny orchid check, that I forgot to take a before pic of. This is what’s left of it:
I cut front and back panels from the orchid check shirt, preserving the original button placket to use as the center-front of the skirt. Then I cut the side panels from the lilac shirt. On all the panels, I preserved the original shirttail hem. Then I pinned the panels together, and stitched up from the bottom of the skirt to keep the hemlines of the two shirts matched up.
I had plans for the sleeves that required leaving them intact, which meant I didn’t have any pieces long enough to make a waistband. So, I pieced scraps together to make the back half of the waistband orchid and the front half lilac, and stitched it to the waist of the skirt. To finish it off, I threaded some 1 ½”-wide, non-roll elastic though the waistband.
I wanted to use the sleeves of the lilac shirt to make a sash, but they weren’t long enough to make the sash hang as long in the front as I wanted it to. So, more piecing together. And, to fancy-up the cuffs, I turned them back French-style and added some large pearl buttons to resemble cufflinks.
The big reveal:
<Does the Hulk still want his shirt back, girlfriend?>