Sunday, March 14, 2010
T Shirt to Dress Refashion Tutorial
Here's what I did:
Cut out Pieces
Cut off the arms and collar.
Now cut under the armpit area to make the dress more A-line
From each sleeve cut out a bodice piece, with the bottom edge on the fold of the sleeve. Now sew along the top edge of each piece.
From the collar cut down the middle to make two straps. Now sew the top and bottom edges of the straps.
Turn bottom piece of dress inside out and pin the bodice pieces onto the top edge as shown with the botom edge of the bodice pieces overlapping the top edge of the dress. Sew in place.
With dress still inside out, pin along the edges and sew together.
Add the straps- you will want to try the dress on your child first to make sure you make the straps the correct length. Sew in place.
I added some flowers and a little zigzag to my dress to cover up those stains! To make flowers I kinda just scrunched up some leftover fabric from a previous project and sew it down in a spiral shape to make sure the whole flower was on. And I zigzaged a piece of fabric and sewed down the middle for the zigzag.
I also added belt with a tie in the back... which is just a long strip of red fabric that I cut out and sewed on, leaving two tails of fabric at the middle back to tie into a bow.
And a ruffle at the bottom..which is just a piece of red fabric folded at the top to give a double ruffle (the fold is pinned to the bottom of the dress, and the ruffle was sewn on).
And I also added some pieces to the top of the bodice to fill in some gaps.
How you decorate your dress is completely up to you! :)