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tdress, dress, tshirt, recon,
So my friends have been nagging me about how i make my dresses that i wear. SOOOO i thought I'd make a tutorial.

I didn't get this process from a book. This all just came to me. I started doing crafts on here and then I figured one out all by myself! maybe this will inspire someone too!
PLEASE EXCUSE MY HORRIBLE WRITING AND MY HORRIBLE SPELLING.

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  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Wrap your mind around making a dress from a tshirt! lol.
    Got any extra large shirts just laying around the house?/
    This is the PERFECT project.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 1: Go and purchase an extra large t-shirt. The larger the more flow to the dress

    I got mine at michales. The largest adult size they had at the time. I got 4 for only 10 dollars. That's 4 dresses for 10 bucks.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 2: cut off both sleeves. You should get two pieces that look like this:

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 4
    Step 4

    STep 3: Take the two pieces of fabric and place them over your breasts til they fit securely on your chest. Pinch and pin if necessary. Estimate how many inches inward would fit you securely.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 4: lay the two pieces flat and measure inward as far as your estimation. Leave half and inch seam allowance. Take a ruler and draw a straight line across with a washable marker. Then sew along the straight line

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 5: Try the top part on and cut off the excess if it fits the way you want it to.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Measure down 5 inches down the shirt collar. Draw a straight line with a washable marker and cut along the lines through both sides of the tshirt.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take the collar half and measure inward 4 inches. Then take a ruler and draw a line from 4 inches to the very end of the collar

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pin the sections to both the front and back of the top and adjust accordingly. You can wear over the shoulder if that fits bette

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 10
    Step 10

    take the strap and fold the bottom slightly on both sides. Then move down so that it lines up with the lower line. Make sure to line up the front and backe closely.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 11
    Step 11

    This part may become complicated. What you're going to do is take a needle and tread and do an "invisible stitch". Follow the steps below. Repeat the stitch 4 times to connect both straps to the front and back.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 12
    Step 12

    You should have this left unsewn. You take this and flip it inside out. and sew up the armholes. Use this stitch.

    Right side and wrong side do not matter since it w

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 13
    Step 13

    take the top and lay it on top of the bottom.

    You will notice the two are very different widths. You have to get the top and the bottom to match.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 14
    Step 14

    Flip the top and the bottom inside out and pin the sides of the top to the sides of the bottom.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 15
    Step 15

    Note: Make sure to fold the ends upward so that when you sew them, you do not see the stitches.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 16
    Step 16

    Then take the middle of the bottom and pin it in the middle of the top.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now begin to pleat. Fold two times between the pin toward the end of the pin.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 18
    Step 18

    then begin to sew over the folds on the top. Flip the dress over and repeat steps 13-16.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 19
    Step 19

    make sure to flip ends of the top o the strap and make small folds and make an invisible stich to make sure the straps dont come apart.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 20
    Step 20

    and flip it out and you should be done. Depending ont he straps, you can wear it straight on or over the shoulder.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. How To Make T Dress! - Step 21
    Step 21

    the dress looks great belted. So that's how you make a tdress.

    Shoot me a message if you have any questions or concerns!

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Kim  T.
Kim T. · London, GB · 15 projects
fantastic <3 it going to have to try this
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live2create
live2create · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 13 projects
so fab!
really like the drawings too! Happy
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Kasey Kasket
Kasey Kasket · Ormond Beach, Florida, US · 25 projects
I wouldnt be able to use the sleeves for the bust area, thats not nearly enough material to cover what Ive got under there! But I will use some extra fabric and post a version when I make one. Thank you Happy Cute idea
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~L~
~L~ · Louisville, Kentucky, US · 1 project
This is a very cute dress.....i just love what you can do with a simple tee.

I have a Fashion DIY link party every week on my blog.
check it out and link this up
~L~
AvidAccents.blogspot
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georgia s.
georgia s.
excellant dress
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Kit Wilkins
Kit Wilkins · 15 projects
It's halarious that you say that because I ALWAYS wear mine with black tights and a pair of black cowboy boots. And when i'm feeling edgy, belted with a black studded belt. Happy
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PoeLur Baer
PoeLur Baer · Huntington Beach, California, US
I like that. It'd look super cute with some black lace tights and a pair of boots.
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Kit Wilkins
Kit Wilkins · 15 projects
Awesome Raina! Happy I can't wait to see versions. Happy

I have small breasts so I'm worried about the sleeve part but we'll seeee!!
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Raina P.
Raina P. · Sacramento, California, US
this is so cute! i'd do it with my kingdom hearts shirt, but i have a design that i want over my breasts area so i cant do the cut-sleeves step you have... but overall i like how you didnt have to follow a certain pattern but rather made your own! great job!

i'll try to find a different shirt to do all these steps with... and post it when finished... Happy
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Gaby R.
Gaby R. · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 37 projects
awesome!! i love your tutorial!! and the dress is amazing, I'll give it a try!! thanks 4 sharing.
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