I, for some reason, am terrified of sewing clothes. I am actually more comfortable trying to make a slipcover than clothing. Don't ask me why, just one of my many idiosyncrasies. Anyways, I was enjoying Goodwill's 50% off everything sale this past Saturday. I knew I was wanting to give this t-shirt dress a try, so the search was on for some cool t-shirts for a buck. Let's just say that I went a little over board. I really hope I can make one of these dresses because it looks like I will be making a few!
All you need is some t-shirts.
In this case, I actually bought some white and navy knit fabric to use for this and future dress projects. I started by trying to figure out the placement of fabrics. Next, I cut my daughter's shirt a little below the arms. If I actually had to make the arms and neckline, I doubt if I would be doing this. Anyways, I knew how long I wanted to make the dress. So that meant I just had to start piecing the fabrics together to make it work.
Don't you just love the graphic in the middle?! Anyways, I didn't take a picture but I did piece another strip of navy fabric and orange to get the length I wanted. I actually used the bottom of the orange t-shirt so I wouldn't have to make a hem. I sewed the strips together so they will have the raw edges on the outside of the dress. You can't see it in the picture below because I just had to have my model try it on right then so I could share it with you. But after a good wash and dry, the raw edges should curl.
Doesn't it look comfy?! Let me know what you think! I plan on sharing this over at:
May edit to add links to parties.