Sew Crafty: DIY Shirt Skirt

Piece of cake! I can so do this shirt skirt. You can, too.



  • Over-sized dress shirt
  • Elastic thread
  • Elastic band
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (or needle & thread)

To Do

  • Measure for desired length and cut the shirt accordingly.
  • Place elastic band at top, fold fabric over it and sew.
  • Sew the two arms together to make it a belt.
  • Add belt loops with left over material or from any fabric you want to use.
  • Wear the shirt skirt.
Additional source//Fashion Indie

DIY: How to Lengthen a Short Shirt

We’re long overdue for a crafty DIY project. When I saw this tutorial on how to lengthen a short shirt, I couldn’t help but think of the modest ladies who want a little extra coverage. Perhaps your t-shirt mysteriously shrank in the wash. Maybe you’re tall or have a long torso. Or maybe there was a tee in the store you couldn’t live without, but it needs an upgrade to fit your (more) modest style.

Although I love layering and the handy-dandy tank top, depending on the fabric, sometimes the fit is not as smooth as you’d like.

So, how can you lengthen a short shirt? By adding a band!

There are many fabric prints on the market. Choose something that fits your style and tee.


  • T-shirt
  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Stick pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or needle/thread (if done by hand)
  • Dress marking pencil
  • Iron

Easy Peasy Instructions

  • Determine how many inches you want to add to your shirt. You may want to add a band to the waist area, for example.
  • Measure where you want to add the band and mark your horizontal line with a dress marking pencil.
  • Cut the shirt in half where you marked it.
  • Measure and cut your strips, keeping in mind how many inches you want to add to the shirt.
  • Sew your strips, making allowances for the seams.
  • Iron your seams.
  • Wear your creative masterpiece with confidence.

For details on the step-by-step process, trek over to Discover. Create. Live.

DIY: Bleach Pen T-Shirt

Model Me Girl

Hey, DIY dolls! You can use your bleach pens to make a cute design on a t-shirt.


  • Bleach pen
  • T-shirt
  • Stencil (optional)
  • Cardboard or wax paper (Whatever’s handy to put inside the shirt so bleach doesn’t bleed through to other side.)

 How To

  • Draw your design with the bleach pen.
  • Let bleach sit 10 minutes or more, depending on the fabric and type of bleach pen used.
  • Wash & dry the shirt.
  • Wear the shirt.

For more info, check out Show, Tell, Share.

DIY Bleach Pen Shirt


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How to Modest-fy a Short Denim Skirt

Model Me Girl

Lovelies, sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. That may mean taking on a little DIY project in the form of a refashion. There are quite a few tutorials on how to make a denim skirt out of jeans, as well as how to add tiers to the bottom of the revamped jeans to denim skirt. Let’s take an easier route. Why not buy a short denim skirt and long boho skirt, and add the two together? Sounds like a match made on a sewing machine. In case you’re sewing machine challenged, this can be done by hand.

How to Modest-fy a Short Denim Skirt

Carlos by Carlos Santana Trinidad Blue ($54.99)

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DIY: Fix a Scuffed Heel With Glitter

I wish I would have thought of this a long time ago. Do you have any idea how many pairs of heels could have been rescued?

Thanks to Wobisobi for this refashion tip. What can you not do with Mod Podge?

Head on over to check out details to the glitter heel fix.

glittered heels


DIY: Colored Shoe Soles

For all the DIY shoe-loving ladies, here’s a great DIY project to color the soles of your shoes. Your weapon of creativity: nail polish. Isn’t that genius?! Thank you, Fashionlushxx for this tutorial.

I always encourage people to read the comments on DIY projects. You can learn a lot of new tips and ideas that way. One commenter suggested using Mod Podge to seal the color versus a nail polish top coat. Yep, I have some Mod Podge. This is a must do. Let’s see how it turns out. Perhaps another blog post in the making…

Hop on over to the site to see the Fashionlushxx DIY Colored Soles step-by-step instructions.

DIY Colored Shoe Soles

DIY: Bow Head Wrap


Remember The Big Hair Bow Hair Show? We’re back to the hair bows, but with a DIY bow head wrap. Thanks to Helecia at for this tutorial. By the way, hang on to your scrap fabric, ladies.

For more DIY hair accessories, check out DIY: Turban Headband.

DIY: Leather Bow Cuff Bracelet

Oh The Lovely Things has a great leather bow cuff bracelet tutorial. This cute and simple little bracelet can make a lovely gift for the girls. If you’re looking to refashion, you can use leather from an old handbag.

Refashion: Jeans to Denim Skirt Tutorial


My sewing abilities are very limited, but I’m learning how to do more with a needle and thread. What would modest fashion be without some refashion? You know, alterations and upcycling.

Instead of reinventing the wheel (you really don’t need ME to do a sewing tutorial!), I fetched two tutorials. One is a video tutorial. The other is for the print babies (like me) who like to read along.

Follow the cookie crumbs and enjoy!