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I bought this shirt at a thrift store specifically for this project.  I wanted to make a summer mini skirt and I wanted the back a little longer than the front so I was really happy I found this beautiful striped shirt!

 

My photos aren’t that great but this fabric is really beautiful…

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I cut the shirt right under the pocket and sewed a casing around for the drawstring.  And I carefully cut off the pocket and applied it at an angle which I think makes a big difference.

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I really like the end result… what do you think?

I then decided I should make use of the collar and cuffs because I love this fabric and it has fold over cufflink ready cuffs…  So, I found a cardigan in my closet that was just the perfect blue.

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It is kind of ready for the wash so I am going to wash it then add the collar and cuffs so that the end result will be this –

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I guess if I were a bit more organized with this post I would have waited to post it until the sweater was finished and then I think I could have worn the skirt and sweater together for a sweet photo!   Oh well, I have quite a few more ideas for up-cycling  so I will try to get it together better in future : )