|Here are the shirts I gathered for my project:|
Some old shirts of mine, a garage sale find, and a couple thrift store scores.
The next one was this one, a super cool and modern dress from Anthropologie. It was originally priced at $268, yeah RIGHT, so I was convinced to find a way to DIY it. (It's on sale for $69.95 now, which is a huge improvement, but still out of my budget.) I can't figure out how to post the picture of that one, but click here to check it out.
So, I wanted my dress to be a little more grown-up than the kiddie one, but I didn't have the right supplies to make it as uniform as the anthro one. I basically used the tutorial for the kid dress, so follow that one if you want to make something similar. I kept my seams on the inside though, to make it look a little more finished. I started off with an tee of mine that had a polo style top that fit well, but it was kinda tight in the belly area, so I didn't wear it often. I cut it just below the buttons. Then I cut some wider strips in colors that went together from a few other old t-shirts. I used another dress I had as a guide for the width and length (don't forget seam allowances - I almost forgot). I wanted some with some unique designs on them, to look a bit like the screenprinting on the anthro dress. I sewed the strips together (first a panel for the front, then one for the back, then sewed up the sides. Finally, I attached it to my cut-off top shirt. Here's the result:
|Comfy and fun t-shirt dress!|
Cost: about $3!
|Keeping it cozy with a white hoodie.|
|Dressing it up for fall with a black cardigan and boots.|
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