About this project
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Time
Time:1h00
Difficulty
Pretty Easy
Crafts
Dressmaking

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Arcadia, Florida, US
2009
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A fresh look at an oversized Tee!

Here is a great dress that I really like. I've seen dresses like these in stores, but always thought that I could make my own. And here it is!

The bigger the shirt to begin with, the longer the dress will be.



Instructions

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with your oversized Tee.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then cut off the sleeves. You'll need these later.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    And the neck.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now cut a gradual slope starting at the bottom corner and going up to the used-to-be armpit.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn the whole thing inside-out and match up the sides.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now sew up the edges. You don't need a lot of seam allowance, because the material doesn't fray.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    Here's your seam.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    For the triangle top, cut the sleeves where the bottom seam used to be. Now you have a sort of trapezoid shape. Cut a triangle from the sleeve. the bottom should be where the finished edge is.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut another triangle from the other sleeve in the same fashion. I recommend extending one of the bottom corners a bit so that the two triangles can overlap some.

    Sew a seam on the two unfinished edges.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now, back to the body of the dress.

    Fold about an inch and a half down at the top of the skirt. This will make a casing when you sew it all together.

    Then turn it inside-out, keeping the fold in.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take the two triangles and lay them out the way you want them to be in the finished product.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now take the two triangles and flip them so that the wrong sides are facing up. Center them along the top of the skirt so that they overlap where the fold is on the other side.

    Sorry, kind of confusing!

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 13
    Step 13

    Pin the triangles in place. The pins should go through the folded piece, the skirted piece, and the triangles.

    Turn it back right side out and sew, first along the top of the folded part and then along the bottom. Now there's a tube.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 14
    Step 14

    Here's the tube. Now take the pins out.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 15
    Step 15

    Now you need to salvage three strips. I got two from the back of the old neckpiece and one from the front.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 16
    Step 16

    Cut one of the strips in half and sew the other two together, end to end.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now you have all of the fabric ready.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 18
    Step 18

    Sew each of the shorter strips onto the top of the two triangles.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 19
    Step 19

    Then cut two slits in the back of the casing. Using your safety pin, (which is pinned to the end of your long strip), to thread the string through the casing.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. One Tee Dress - Step 20
    Step 20

    Now tie the strips behind your neck and pull the drawstring tight- you're all done!

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Comments

Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects

Basically, just sew the triangle bra pieces onto the front of the skirt part of the dress.

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Roo
Roo · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 3 projects

steps 12 and 13 ???

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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects

Glad you like it!

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Julie D.
Julie D. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 11 projects

just finished making this - Love it! Nice & simple to make, and looks good too! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects

Yup, no problem!

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M.a.r.i.s.o.l.
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects

i love it...thanx for the tut

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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects

Thank you! I recommend doing a tester first on a tee of the same size to find the measurements you'll need.

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Ceres
Ceres · Maglizh, Stara Zagora, BG · 20 projects

cool have to try that XD

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Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects

came out well Happy looks cute on ya!

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