Simple shirt to breezy summer dress in no time!
Turn a basic shirt or thrift store score into a breezy summer dress with just a little fabric and a few simple stitches!
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Cut across the shirt 1" below the waist
If your shirt has pleats or details, run a stitch along the cut
Attach two pieces of 30" long fabric together side by side
*Our fabric was 54" wide so we now have a piece that is 30" x 108"
Lengthen the stitch and loosen the tension on the machine
Run a stitch along the fabric about 1/2" from the edge
Pull the bobbin thread to gather the fabric
Measure the circumference of the shirt
Gather the fabric to this length and add 2"
Stitch the gathered fabric and the shirt together (right sides together)
Fold the extra one inch over the end of the shirt and stitch
*This will give you a finished edge
Press and then pin the zipper to the front of the dress face down starting at the collar
Watch the video tutorial here: