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Upcycling a T-Shirt Into a Dress

Beth PacykComment

I'm a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl, but my daughter is a princess all the way. It's difficult to encourage her to choose anything to wear that isn't a dress, the twirlier the better! When her school issued t-shirts to her class, I knew getting her to wear it would be a tough sell. I had a vision for turning it onto a dress, but I couldn't find any resources for people that were doing exactly what I had in mind. I ended up doing lots of reading, combining a few ideas, and some good old fashioned winging it!

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The first version was a hit, and I've since made the t-shirt dress about half a dozen times. Some friends who follow along with me on instagram asked for a tutorial but it took me an embarrassingly long time to pull together.  Recently I hosted a few moms who were eager to try the tutorial and I'm proud to report that they all completed it successfully! Their success gave me the confidence to post the tutorial here and put it out into the world. 

For your convenience, I've made the t-shirt dress tutorial a free printable download. I hope you enjoy sewing for your littles and please tag me in your completed projects!