T-shirt dresses are some of the simplest dresses to make, especially in children's sizes. You can choose a favorite T-shirt from your closet or buy a new one, and the outfits can be dressed up or down according to the occasion. There are several ways to go about making a T-shirt dress. This is a good one to start with, as it doesn't involve cutting your T-shirt.
Items you will need
- 1 3/4 yards of cotton fabric
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine
If your T-shirt is brand-new, wash it and dry it according to the instructions on the tag. If it is a favorite from your closet just make sure it's clean before you start your project.
Measure your hip area at its widest point and multiply that by 2.5 to figure out how much extra fabric you'll need to make a ruffled skirt. Press the cotton fabric smoothly, and if it is in pieces, sew the sides together to make a long tube.
Gather one of the long sides of the fabric together and adjust so that the gathers are evenly spaced. Attach this gathered edge to the bottom of your T-shirt using a sewing machine.
Hem the bottom edge of the cotton fabric to the desired length and there you have it, one perfect T-shirt dress.
You can applique a piece of ruffled fabric to the skirt or make a ribbon or bow to decorate the collar. Don't be afraid to mix fabrics and be creative here. Tier the ruffles for a different effect.