If a basic T shirt is a must have for any wardrobe, then a basic T shirt dress is a must have for Summer.
To see step by step instructions and photos click here.
What youll need to make your T Shirt Dress DIY:
- 1 T Shirt in your size (try to find one thats a little long, I found mine at Old Navy)
- 1 T Shirt at least 2 sizes larger
- Tape measure
- Sewing machine
Take your larger T shirt and lay it flat on a table, measure how long you want your skirt to be, mark it and cut your shirt straight across.
Since the T shirt that I used for the body of my dress was a bit long I only needed to make my skirt 9 inches and I was able to cut a 2nd strip the same length to add more gathers to the skirt.
Cut open the side seams on both strips that you will be using for your skirt.
Pin and sew a hem in your 2nd strip of fabric that you will be using for your skirt, use the existing hem for as much of your skirt as you can.
Sew your strips together.
Sew 2 parallel stitch lines along the cut edge of your skirt. Use a big stitch so they will be easy to gather.
Pull the bobbin threads and gather your skirt.
Lay out your top T shirt flat on a table and place your skirt (inside out and upside down) on top. Very carefully adjust your gathers so they are even all the way around and pin.
Sew your skirt to your T shirt. I recommend using a stretch stitch on your machine if you have one, otherwise use a very small stitch.
As the weather heats up its so nice to just throw on a comfortable dress, some cute shoes, your favorite jewelry and youre out the door. One of the best things about wearing a dress is how effortlessly they can make you look pulled together, even on a hot day. This is such a simple DIY project, but you still have a lot of room to get creative.
Tell me how yours turn out, I love hearing from you.