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All you need are old t-shirts and 45 minutes :)
After seeing a Petit Bateau t-shirt dress in the pages of In Style, I became inspired to do a variation of my colorblocked maxi dress. And this one went by much quicker, only 45 minutes from beginning to end! The great thing about this is that you don't have to do any hemming / making sleeves / finishing the collar because you're using all pre-existing materials that come with these components finished!

What You'll Need:
An old t-shirt of yours that fits well (this will be your top block)
One of hubby's old t-shirts (this will be your bottom block)
Knit fabric or another knit garment (this will be your middle block)

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  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. 45 Min. Colorblocked T Shirt Dress Diy Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose the colors you'd like in your dress and find the corresponding old tees / knits. I used an old aqua t-shirt of mine, some pink coral knit fabric (I didn't have any similar colored tees I could sacrifice), and one of hubby's old black t-shirts.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. 45 Min. Colorblocked T Shirt Dress Diy Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Try on your old tee and mark it (I used blue chalk which is conveniently covered by my SPG watermark in the middle - oops) a little under your bust. Cut at this line and the top block is now done!

  • Step 3

    Now you're going to move to the bottom block using your hubby's tee. You'll want to make sure to use one that is either solid colored or has a design only at the top portion of the tee. I cut the bottom 13" of his tee off. Bottom block complete!

  • Step 4

    Try your top and bottom blocks on and measure how long you'd like your middle block to be. I used 18 inches to accommodate my baby bump and wound up with an 18 x 60" rectangle.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. 45 Min. Colorblocked T Shirt Dress Diy Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Lay all your blocks in order. You'll want to taper your middle block to transition smoothly between your top and bottom blocks. Your top block should be relatively small and your bottom block wider to give your dress an A-line shape. Now sew!

  • Step 6

    Try on your dress and slim the sides if needed.

    You're finished! Easy peasy, right?

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