Monday, August 8, 2011

t-shirt dress......


I usually do not make refashions but the "husband" said I "shrunk" his t-shirt & I should have it because it no longer fit him!  At this rate I am never going to finish my Vogue jumpsuit before summer ends............


We belong to a car club & these are t-shirts my husband got for us..there are only men's sizes L & XL so I decided to make mods to the "shrunk" one he gave me...........


I started by cutting a new neck line.......


for the sleeves I made 2 rows at the top & set my machine on the longest stitch...I then pulled the threads to gather & tied off at the ends.


I measured 6 inches from the neckline & with my measuring tape drew a line in pencil so I could sew the elastic in a straight line.


I used a zig zag stitch on all my seams & pulled slightly on the elastic as I stitched so it would gather.


and now I have my car club t-shirt dress that fits me & I wore it this past weekend on our car club road trip.  The other lady members loved it & my husband got a "new" t-shirt.......but maybe by the next "wash" I will think of another way to glamorize another one these t-shirts....any ideas? lol!

Sew you later!



15 comments:

Mizzreviewlady said...

How creative yet again! I love this dress and it looks so comfy!

Andrea Brand . Charcoal and Crayons said...

Wow, what a clever way to revamp a t-shirt! I love how it's much more feminine and fitted now!

immi said...

Haha... that's a magical transformation from male to female. :-)) Well done!

Jill said...

GREAT refashion! You've definitely glammed up that t-shirt!
There are heaps more t-shirt and other clothes refashioning ideas on my blog here:

http://jembellish.blogspot.com/p/clothes-upcycling-projects.html

Would love if you linked this up to the long term linky resource there - there are over 145 fabulous ideas shared there already!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

magdamagda fashion said...

it's nice how you turned it into something so feminine! I bet you'll be starting a trend among the ladies at the car club!;;)

Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life said...

Cute! I'd love for you to link up at our event! Prizes involved :)

Sew Chic Upcylcing Week"

Christine said...

Wow, that is really cute! Love the rouched sleeves!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

It turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower. :)

Amanda @ www.thelittlegiggler.blogspot.com

Seamingly Smitten said...

Such a great t-shirt dress! I love the gathered sleeves and the elastic empire waist makes it a flattering fit!
Thanks for linking.
Jenny

Stephanie said...

What a cute and creative idea! I love it! I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog: mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

simple and comfy! Come link up to Make It Wear It!

Lynn said...

Such a great idea. You are so talented. I am now following.

Lynn

CARMEN VOGUE

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

WOW...this is such an awesome diy project...LOVE IT thx for sharing.


<3 Marina
Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

To Sew With Love said...

what a lovely dress, and from a tshirt! wow! thanks for sharing it with us. we love it so much we are featuring it today and you also qualify for August's finest Week 2. votation starts today, do grab the featured button if you fancy so. Have a lovely weekend!


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Lelanie

Tanya Anurag said...

Nice idea, girl :)

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-3-and-features.html