I have to admit - I kinda cheated on this skirt.
My husband did a little spring cleaning and had thrown a few of his old shirts down in the laundry room for me to cut up and use as dust rags, and when I saw this one I thought it was nice enough to be recycled.
So I just cut the front pieces of the skirt on the shirt front, and left the buttons right there.
See? No placket to make!
After I made the pockets I sent a picture of them to my husband. He responded "Cool. What are you making?" to which I responded "doing something other than dust rags with your old shirt".
About 20 minutes later he calls me and the conversation goes like this:
Him: That wasn't by chance my Brooks Brothers pin stripe shirt was it?
Me: Um… yeah. It was in the pile of old shirts...
Him: Well that was a mistake! I love that shirt! Do you know how much it cost??
Oops. Luckily he's a good sport and said that at least it hadn't become a dust rag and was going to be something cute for our little girl.
So there you have it - accidental recycling. But I think it was worth it don't you?
I will definitely be making this skirt again, but the proper way next time!