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November 15, 2013 4:00 pm

Plaid is a fall classic. This old school look has new life thanks to the grunge trend. We DIY’d this skirt to stand out… so get on it!

– XL men’s plaid shirt
– 2 yards black lace trim
– Scissors
– Measuring tape
– Needle & thread
– Straight pins

Step 1: cut the shirt in half horizontally (under the arms)
Step 2: fold the top inwards so button is 1” under crease, secure with pins
Step 3: snip underside to match button hole
Step 4: sew underside to top at the button and hole
Step 5: use basting stitch across skirt- two inches under top fold
-basting stitch is a super wide over/under just to hold fabric in place
-do not tie off the thread!!
Step 6: measure hips where skirt will sit, plus about 3” slack
Step 7: pull thread to gather skirt until it equals hip measurement
Step 8: even out gathered fabric and pin down lace over basting stitch
Step 8: sew on lace
– be sure to sew through pleats and stop before button and hole

Rock it! It’s too cute styled with a tucked-in black tank or tee.

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