There are a LOT of photos...and you can click on any of them to see a larger view.
Cut off the arms, er sleeves.
(Cut just inside the seam line)
Mark below the neckline and cut.
Remove the T-Shirt Hem
LET'S SQUARE UP THAT FABRIC!
Mark and cut each shirt side
You don't want to have a swoop in your skirt! ☺
Repeat with remaining t-shirt.
WE'RE READY TO MAKE OUR MARKS!
Using the measurement from our math answer,
measure from bottom left corner (A), and mark the spot.
Use the same measurement to make a mark
at the top right corner (B).
Draw a line to connect the marks.
It will look like this...
Mark and Cut all four T-Shirt squares.
You'll have a total of eight (8) triangles when you're finished.
LET'S DO SOME SKIRT STITCHING!
Place two triangles RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER
matching SMALLER WIDTH.
(The smaller width is your waist, or top of the skirt)
Check bottom edges of skirt to see if it lines up.
It probably won't.
Square up with a rotary cutter or shears.
Use a longer stitch length, or zigzag stitch, or serger.
OR if you have one of these nifty presser feet,
it will overcast the edge on your regular sewing machine. ☺
Here's what your first pair of triangles
should look like.
Press the seams as you go, but be careful not to stretch the fabric.
Match up another triangle, square the hemline, and stitch.
Grab another skirt triangle and
Repeat until you've sewn all 8 triangles together.
Your skirt should have a 'pointy' look to it,
with longer and shorter lengths
to create the handkerchief hemline.
LET'S SEW THE BODICE AND SKIRT TOGETHER!
Mark the Center Front and Center Back of the Bodice.
(Mark the sides or use the side seams for reference)
With RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER,
pin bodice to skirt.
(I usually turn the skirt inside out, and place the bodice INSIDE the skirt.)
Option 1...Baste and try on
Option 2...Stitch it up!
(I'm an Option 2 kinda girl. I LOVE my seam ripper! ☺)
There's no need to hem, since this is a knit.
If you prefer, you can turn under and hem, or serge the hem.
Add an embellishment...
I opted to use some t-shirt scraps to add a ruffle to the bodice.
It hides a couple of irregularities in my stitching. ☺
I won't go into great detail on creating ruffles,
as there are some fabulous tutorials...Pickup Some Creativity
Pin the ruffle in place and stitch.
AND HERE'S THE FINISHED DRESS!
I love that it's versatile.
Just change the fabric and neckline for a new look.
Keep it casual, like my 4th of July dress;
or make it a bit dressy by using one color.
If you prefer a straight hem, by all means, do that!
It's your dress. Make it the way you want! ☺
Let me know if you give this a try. I'd love to see your 3 T-Shirts turned into a Dress!
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