Making Stuff: Men’s Western Shirt to Yoked Girl’s Skirt

by This is Carrie on March 18, 2010


A too-big western shirt of Todd’s destined for the Goodwill but before it got stuffed in the bag, it called out to me, begging to be made into a skirt for Princess.

And I knew it had to have a yoke.  It just so happened this western shirt had the perfect yoke on the back.


I think it might be one of my favorite refashions ever.

There isn’t even a hem. I ended up just tucking the bottom of the shirt under and tacking it in a few spots to keep it in place, creating a semi-bubble look.


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Jamee Homemaker March 18, 2010 at 7:03 am

oh my word that is fabulous – must make it!!


Lynne March 18, 2010 at 7:14 am

I love it! The combo of the bubble and the yoke make the skirt! Perfect!


Amy Wright March 18, 2010 at 7:16 am

Wow! This is amazing!


Mauri March 18, 2010 at 8:27 am

This is adorable! I love the pockets and yoke. Too cute!


Sew It To Me March 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

Love the yoke. This skirt turned out so cute and the bubble bottom is a perfect finish!


Linda March 18, 2010 at 11:39 am

Yeah, this is a pretty amazing refashion. I am pregnant with a boy but your refashions make me want a girl! haha, just kidding, there is plenty to refashion for boys, right? But I do love the skirt.


Camie March 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm

You are such an inspiration. I love this look–it’s somehow so feminine, given it came from a plaid cowboy shirt, and so adorably original.

I have enjoyed a few dicey sewing exploits of my own ever since I linked to you from Design Mom (“dicey” because I have no sewing training nor half a clue about how to operate my Janome). But your blog got me thinking.

Thought you might like to see my latest!

Thanks, Carrie!

P.S. You may like to know my family did a shoe drive, having seen your Soles4Souls post as well. Great stuff!


EvaBabeDesigns March 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Super Cute! Thanks for this! I’ll have to remember this one when I’m raiding my husband’s closet for more fabric!!


mommymita March 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm

yes – definitely a favorite!

What did you do for a closure? Or is it just elastic in the back – I like the flat and fitted look of the yoke turned waist band.


Allison March 19, 2010 at 7:03 am

I love it. And Ted has so many western shirts….


Nicole Lamb March 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Ok, I think this might be my favorite redo I have ever seen. Ever. I LOVE it. So much. I am making one!


Southern Institute for Domestic Arts and Crafts March 20, 2010 at 8:41 pm

That is great! What a cool remake! Way to go!


Heather Carlson March 21, 2010 at 8:24 am

Wow!!! How did you make this?!?! Do you sell the pattern/directions at all?!?!?


This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

Sorry guys! No pattern or directions at the moment. My advice for now would be -“don’t be afraid to just start cutting”. And really, someone else is bound to post their own tutorial for my design sooner than I will.


Sarah March 21, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Love this! It would be awesome if you could post a tutorial. PS I ended up getting the ThreadBanger and I love it. Thanks so much for the advice.


Heather M. March 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm

So cute, I love it! I have one of these shirts laying around. Hopefully mine turns out as nice as yours! 😉


mine de rien... June 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Wouw! i love it! quite difficult for me to understand all words (i’m french), but i can tell you that this skirt is really cute! and fits the model very well! i’m always happy to discover people doing same things as i do. Maybe you would like to see my refashions too? thanks again!


Jennifer February 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

You could use the cuffs to trim the shirt sleeves to make it match. But I am sure you already thought of that. Love the redesigns and it makes me want a girl. I have boys. Maybe some day I will have nieces…


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