Before & After: Turn a Jacket Into a Skirt
- A jacket
- A needle and thread or sewing machine.
To choose the right jacket, you should look for one with buttons, see if you can find one with buttons that are’t too far apart. Also, the length between under the arm and the hem will end up being how long your skirt is, so you will want to choose a longer jacket for this. Finally, a boxy style is better as it will have more room to move. A man’s jacket is a good choice for this too!
1. Start by cutting your jacket off straight across under the arms.
2. Fold the top hem over.
3. Sew that down to create a finished hem.
4. Sew some darts in the back or sides of your skirt to fit it to your wait.
Voila! If you find that the buttons gape at the front at all, you may want to consider sewing some of the front opening closed, leaving just enough of an opening to get in and out.