It’s a t-shirt…it’s a dress…
it’s a t-shirt dress!
I saw an adult a-line version of this in a catalog and decided to make some for the kids. Are they back in style? This was pretty easy and inexpensive. You could add a matching appliqué to the top. And I think it would be extra cute in plaid. This will work for adults or kids.
Here are the basic instructions:
- 1/2 yard fabric (for kids)
- measuring tape
Step #1: Wash and dry tee and fabric.
Step #2: Try the tee on to see where you want it to hit. Mark that spot and cut neatly across the bottom.
Step #3: Measure the width of the hem of your t-shirt. Double that and cut your fabric to that width in two pieces. You can decide the length according to your needs. (I used about 10″ for my three year-old and 12″ for my five year-old).
Step #4: Turn under bottom of one piece of fabric 1/2″ and press. Fold 1/2″ again and sew hem. Repeat for the other piece of fabric.
Step #5: Right sides together, pin the two pieces of fabric together and sew one of the side seams (1/2″ seam allowance).
Step #6: Sew a basting stitch along the top for gathering, leaving bobbin thread long.
Step #7: Right sides together, sew the other side seam, starting at the bottom and leaving about 1/2″ at the top so that you can still adjust the gathers.
Step #8: Turn tee inside out and insert skirt section into the inside of the skirt upside down, with right side of skirt facing right side of tee (see photo below).
Step #9: Pin seams of skirt to seams of tee. Pins should be on the inside of the skirt. Then pin around, adjusting the gathers evenly as you pin.
Step #10: Sew in place along the basting stitch.
Step #11: Sew overcasting stitch along all seams.
If you make this project, be sure to post a photo to the Flickr Make it Monday page.