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The T-Shirt Dress!
Turn your t-shirt into a cute sun-dress by attaching a gathered skirt at the bottom.  Finish it off with some ribbon and buttons.
What you will need:
*basic sewing supplies *T-shirt
*1 yard of fabric *buttons
*ribbon *measuring tape


How to Make a T-shirt Dress

(How to Make a Dress out of a T-shirt)


First gather up your supplies.  This t-shirt dress is quick, simple, and easy to make. You will need a t-shirt and some fabric for the bottom or skirt part of your dress.

Depending on how long you want the t-shirt to be and where you want your fabric skirt part to be, cut off the bottom of your shirt. (For this dress, I cut off 4".)

Depending on how much of a gather you would like on your fabric skirt part of the dress and how long you want your dress to be cut fabric rectangles.  You may have to sew two together.

For this skirt I wanted it quit gathered and pretty long, so I used 14" wide X 56" long fabric pieces.  I did have to sew two together, to get a more "gathered" look.

Sew your fabric rectangles together to make on big circle.

Gather the top edge.


Pin your t-shirt and gathered fabric skirt part PRETTY SIDES TOGETHER. Make sure your gathering is even.

Stitch in place.

Make sure you do a zigzag seam finish on your seam edges as shown in the photo.

Fold up your hem at the desired length you want your dress to be.  Fold it up twice (1/2" each time) to the ugly side of your dress and press.  Pin. Stitch.

Now the fun part.  Embellish your dress with button, lace, ribbon, bows, etc....
Your adorable Summer T-shirt dress is done!


Two Favorite Sewing & Dress Making Books We Use Here at Love to Sew Studio Are:

Love to Sew Studio Loves Chic & Simple Sewing book.

Christine Haynes book "Chic & Simple Sewing." This is our all-time favorite sewing book to use for beginners to intermediate students in our studio, and full size patterns are included. This book is filled with adorable easy to sew dresses, skirts, and more for the modern hip girl!


Love to Sew Studio Loves "Twinkle Sews" book.

We also have Wenlan Chia's  "Twinkle Sews" in our studio. It's definitely for the more advance student though! The patterns are on a disk and you can print them right on your own computer. We love her designs and youthful spirit in her collection of 25 pieces of clothing to make in this book.




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