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DIY T Shirt Sundress, Kids Clothes Week

DIY T Shirt Sundress, Kids Clothes Week

My final make for kids clothes week is a t-shirt sundress.

sundress

Its quick and easy, have a go:)

DIY T Shirt Sundress

Start by cutting out the bodice part of the dress, either using a pattern or following the layout of an existing dress. Sew together the shoulder seams.

Cut out and add two layers of t-shirt fabric, this create the length of the skirt. Optimise the bottom of a t shirt for the bottom of the sundress, this saves hemming.

T shirt layers

Decide on the width of the bottom of the dress, and stitch up to the bodice and on to the arm hole. I used a sun dress my daughter already owns as a template for pinning the side seams.

Template

 

Once stitched turn right side out.

Decorate or leave plain the bodice. As my daughter loves hearts and decoration I decided to embroider a heart on the bodice piece following a paper template.

DIY Sundress

 

heart template

 

Finish the neckline and armholes by creating a binding with more of the t-shirt fabric following the tutorial over at Stitched By Crystal.

heart sundress

One completed sundress – my husband can’t quite believe he owned three different t shirts of almost identical colour!

As you can see my daughter loves this dress, its been worn every day despite the fact its winter here!

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Lindsay

Thursday 5th of March 2015

This looks so comfy! Great job!

Selina

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Aw she looks so happy! Great idea and great job, what a good way to make use of old tees.

Pam @Threading My Way

Saturday 14th of February 2015

Adding the heart embroidery finishes the dress of beautifully, Vicky. A great refashion!!!

Vicky

Saturday 14th of February 2015

Thanks Pam - couldn't bring myself to buy sequins which I'm sure she would have loved!!

Kate Williams

Friday 13th of February 2015

This is great Vicky, had no idea it was yours it just really stood out on the Tuesday Tutorials linky :) Thanks for joining in x

Vicky

Saturday 14th of February 2015

Thanks Kate - the link party is really growing - lots of lovely projects to see:)

Emma

Wednesday 11th of February 2015

So clever! What excellent recycling! x

Vicky

Saturday 14th of February 2015

Cheers Emma:)

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