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Dress--- With Pockets!!
This dress/long shirt works really well as a beach coverup!!

Posted by Kiko from Arcadia, Florida, United States • Published See Kiko 's 13 projects »
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  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    Ready your Tee and scissors.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    cut just below the neckline, but don't cut the sleeves.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the top part of the sleeves inside of the tee. Like origami! You're basically tucking the excess fabric in.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pin.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew just inside the seam that attaches the sleeve the sleeve to the bodice. I used my sewing machine but you could hand sew it.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    Tack the bottoms of the sleeves up onto the side of the shirt.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut two slits on what used to be the top edge of the sleeve. (This part is folded under.)

    Also do this in the middle of the waistband casing.

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut two slits on the inside of the sleeve where the seam is. This seam blocks off the loop inside, so you need to do this to thread a string through.

  • Step 9

    Salvage four strips of fabric from the scraps. I took them from the back of the shirt under the neckband.

    Sew two of them together end to end. Pull on all of them. They'll roll up.

    (Sorry, no pics for this step!)

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    Thread the strips through the casings on the sleeves and the old waist of the shirt.

    In the sleeves, you won't be able to thread through the entire sleeve. Use the slits you made in step 8 to continue the round.

    (here's the pocket all sinched up)

  • How to sew a t-shirt dress. T Shirt Mini Dress - Step 11
    Step 11

    Wear it upside-down and you're good to go!

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Kayla G.
Kayla G.
soo cute!!! im making it right this second! just finnished the pockets!!
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Ami
Ami · 15 projects
this is so cute, my next t-shirt dress shall be like this. what a great idea you had Happy looks super adorable
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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects
Thank you!
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Elaine G.
Elaine G.
Smart! And really cute, I'm going to try and make this for the new year. (; Thanks again~!
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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects
Go for it!
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Darkcue
Darkcue
wow, awesome...am going to try it out!
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Darkcue
Darkcue
wow, awesome...am going to try it out!
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Ramona Vicious Monroe
Ramona Vicious Monroe · 28 projects
i love that you did this outside.. but i got lost around step 4.. this is a cute dress. i will make myself understand!
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Kiko
Kiko · Arcadia, Florida, US · 14 projects
great!
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Timanarama
Timanarama · Kathu, Phuket, TH
i love this its so cute!! im such a reet - my shirt has a logo on it.. so now the logo looks like its coverying my vijaja. but oh well. SUPER CUTE! i just made it, and i changed the draw string pockets with buttons.. ill add my version wen i work out how haha Happy THANK YOU xx
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