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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tie-Waist, T-shirt Dress: DIY

I am always looking for a cute comfortable dress to wear during the summer months.
Maybe because summer in Florida can be incredibly HOT and  unforgiving.
 Everyone can fine a couple of  t-shirts around the house. 
Why not make them into something cute that  you can wear this summer.


Things you need.
  1. 2 T-shirts *I used a Large and an Extra Large.
  2. Scissors
  3. Sewing Machine
  4. Large Safety Pin
  5. Straight pins
  6. 4 studs * Hobby Lobby in the leather section.

 First, I measured my top shirt with a dress I already have,
 to where I was going to put the tying part.
Then I marked it.
 I cut the  at my markings.

#2  shirt, 
I cut right under the arms( this will be the bottom part of my dress)

Put the right sides of both shirts  together.
Pin them with your straight pins.
 Sew about 1 inch above  where they meet.
Then turn the bottom part right side out,
and sew an inch below where you sewed your first line.
This will be the channel where the tie will go through.
Cut a small slit in the center of your channel.
 From the scrap part of the shirt that you have left over,
 cut an inch wide strip.
 Stretch it out to make a rope.
Attach the end of the string to a large safety pin,
 then weave it through the slit all the way around the shirt.
Cut around  the collar to make it off the shoulder style,
or just leave the V neck.
It's your dress, make it however you want.
 I placed a stud on each seam.
I also folded over the sleeve and added a stud just to make the sleeve a little more fitted.

Beach cover up or Summer dress?
You decide.

Have a Beautiful Day
Lots of <3,


  1. you rock!! you make everything look so easy. i have so many tees...i'd love to try this!

  2. How cute is this? With all of the color blocking going on, even 2 different colored shirts would be totally acceptable as well <3

    1. Thank you so much Ashley. I thought the same thing two bright tees or one neutral grey and one bright neon color, the possibilities are endless.

  3. You have inspired me to the point I will be hitting all the consignment stores buying out all t shirts and going to town. By the time I am finished, I should have a whole summer wardrobe! You are truly gifted and I am in love with your creativity. Thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you so much Tammy:) Have a Beautiful Day!

  4. this is so Beautiful.....I love your work you Inspired me to want do the same as you did.....thank you so much for teach me how to sew .....

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your t-shirt dress tutorials! <3 I have made this and the lattice one and they turned out almost as beautifully as yours! Thank you for this tutorial and I will definitely make many more of these!


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