Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Super Simple 5 Minute T-Shirt Dress Tutorial



This super simple method of re-fashioning an adult tee to a child's dress became my favourite during my recent run of up-cycling! 

An excellent way to transform your old tees - preserving them for future generations!


Step 1 - Cut a curve into the tee on both sides as above. If your print allows it you can cut the underarm a little higher. 

You can choose to trim the sleeve edges and hem as I did or leave them if they are not too big/long!




Step 2 - With right sides together overlock side seams together. If you do not have an overlocker you can use a small zig-zag stitch to join them!



Step 3 - Fold bottom hem and sleeve hems over twice and stitch!

BAM! 

So quick and simple you will have a new mini wardrobe in no time!

You can also add shirring to the shoulders as below,


or shirring to the back to make it more fitted:





Super Fun Play-Clothes in Action!


6 comments:

  1. Super clever! I like the addition of the shirring.

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  2. Thanks for the ideas! I love the idea of turning a t-shirt into a dress for my niece.

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  3. I love upcycling/repurposing things. Your kids dresses turned out really cute.

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  4. I love upcycling/repurposing things. Your kids dresses turned out really cute.

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  5. Awesome! Love these cozy dresses. What a great idea...especially with the shirring.

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  6. They are lovely - simple but very effective.

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