5 T-shirt Dresses

Chickie W.U.
by Chickie W.U.

Hello Readers. My sister-in-law was super nice and gave me 5 t-shirt dresses. I loved them but they were a little long and a bit tight in the bum. So, I got to work refashioning. This was so much fun because I could try so many different ideas. The dresses were all exactly the same size but the colors were all different.

I will show you what I did with these dresses. I wanted some pajamas/lounge wear and t-shirts.

I used leggings that I already had as a pattern. These dresses are stretchy like leggings. I marked my cuts with a sliver of soap.

I cut the stretchy shorts out of the blue dress and the gray dress as well. The hem of the dress became the hem of the shorts. Use a zigzag stitch or a serger for the seams. You want the seams to have a little give to them. That will help with fit and comfort.

I folded the waist down and it made it's own waistband. No elastic needed. I stitched it with a zigzag so the seam would give with the fabric. I was able to make them into shorts in no time. I like these because I can wear them for pajamas and they are tight enough that they do not shift around and get bunched up. And I can wear them under dresses and skirts on windy days.

Let's take a look at the other 3 dresses. I also cut them all into shirts. They just made great t-shirts and I didn't want to give them up. What did I do with the bottom of those dresses? This idea is easy, there is no sewing involved. I used a shirt I liked to get the right length. T-shirt material does not fray. You do not have to finish or hem the bottom of the shirt if you don't want to. 

I rolled the extra material up and I had an instant infinity scarf. It might be hot today but cooler weather is coming.

I just cut the dresses and I was done. I have worn and machine-washed all of these new shirts and scarves. They never fray.

I used 3 of the dresses to make shirt/scarf combinations. Thanks for reading along, to see more you can check my blog.

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