So finally I have a tutorial for you! You know how I love to create skirts & clothes from old items? Well, my husband had a pile of shirts he was giving away and I knew I had hit the jackpot. This shirt was a 4XL and I knew it would be perfect for a dress.
Man’s Shirt to Woman’s Dress
Not sure the picture to the left really shows you how big it was. It was big! This project was actually pretty simple, and as usual, I messed up and ended up having to fix it. But it worked in the end!
- Lay the shirt flat like shown above.
- Measure your bust, waist, hips, and butt, minus 1 inch from the bust, 2 inches from the waist, 3 inches from the hips & 4 inches from the butt.
- Divide these measurements by four (because you’ll be folding the shirt in half).
- Fold the shirt in half and mark it using measurement calculated above.
- Cut out the sides of the shirt on your markings.
- Cut out a piece of coordinating material like a long triangle starting with 1 inch (plus seam allowance) and gradually expanding to 2 inches at the waist, 3 inches at the hips, and 4 inches at the butt.
- Place right sides together and sew, one side at a time.
- Flip inside out and you’re done!
- I added a thin (1 inch) strip of black to under the arm as well, but you could just cut this the right size and sew it up. You don’t really see it.
So for literally next to nothing (I just bought the black material), I have a new dress! I wore it to church a few weekends back and really like it. I love it when my projects turn out like I wanted or even better! Which isn’t always the case…
Well, what do you think? Is this a project you would try to tackle?