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Sew a dress from an old tank and oversized tee
Don't worry if there's a dumb design on the shirt. You can sew it so the lame-ness is on the inside :) The grey shirt i used was some old adidas work out shirt of my dads but you cant even tell!!

Posted by Allison K. from Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Allison K.'s 28 projects »
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  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Put the tank top on and find the smallest part of your waist.
    Mark the tank top where your waist is and take off the tank top

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut horizontally across

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is what it should look like when its cut. The top will be the bust of the dress

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Find an XL t-shirt and cut off the arms. This will be the skirt

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    After cutting off the arms, measure 2 inches above the arm holes.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut horizontally across again.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put the skirt on over yourself. The top should be a bit higher than the smallest part of your waist.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    Find the largest part of your hips and measure how much excess you have on both sides (my own was an excess of 2 inches on each side).

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take off the skirt and lay flat. Measure in how ever many inches you needed in from the edges (for mine in measured in 2 inches).
    Mark the skirt and pin.
    Repeat on both sides

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew along this mark on both sides

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 11
    Step 11

    Lay the bust of the tank above the skirt to measure how slanted you need to make your waist. Dont worry if yours looks like mine. It looks like i have the tiniest waist and the biggest hips but you have to remember that you have an butt!!! So its okay if the slant looks extreme!!!

    I missed taking pictures of the next

  • Step 12

    Some how i missed taking pictures of this step...
    but you just sew along the silhouette of your waist and hips....

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 14
    Step 13

    Flip the skirt inside-out and try it to see if where you need to go in more.
    Continue sewing and trying it on until its truly a custom fit.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 15
    Step 14

    Line up the bust to the skirt

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 16
    Step 15

    Make sure the two are completely matched up. Check the side-stitches to make sure :)
    Pin all the way around the waist

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 17
    Step 16

    Make sure your pinning/sewing the inside

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 18
    Step 17

    (Close up :D)

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 19
    Step 18

    -Inside out view-

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 19
    Step 19

    Sew along the waist

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 20
    Step 20

    Cut off extra fabric and flip it right side out :)

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. Reconstruct Tank&Tee To Sassy Dress - Step 21
    Step 21

    Add a belt, some buttons, a zipper, or some ribbons for an extra Oomph!!!!

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nargis b.
nargis b.
luvd it...<3
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Supernova's Child
Supernova's Child · Lisbon, Lisbon, PT · 98 projects
This is totally gorgeous on you! Genius!
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Allison K.
Allison K. · Lititz, Pennsylvania, US · 30 projects
You totally should!! After you make it, be sure to upload your version!!! <3
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zoja
zoja · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
This is cute and looks so easy! I would totally make it! I think I will!
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zoja
zoja · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
This is cute and looks so easy! I would totally make it! I think I will!
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Allison K.
Allison K. · Lititz, Pennsylvania, US · 30 projects
Making it is so much more fun, Sarah!!
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Sarah A.
Sarah A.
Love it! I would totally pay for this!!
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Annie Ann Z.
Annie Ann Z. · Madera, California, US · 1 project
so cute i love it
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Annie Ann Z.
Annie Ann Z. · Madera, California, US · 1 project
so cute i love it
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Cara  F.
Cara F. · 2 projects
This looks so much fun and I just got a new sewing machine! This will be my very first project with it! <3
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