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« on: August 12, 2009 07:27:46 PM »

I got this gangsta XL shirt from an Anchor Blue that was closing down for $6. the print on it was so badass I couldn't resist, and I knew it would make an awesome dress. tonight I finally got around to cutting it up and I was right; it makes a totally hot dress! I took some pictures for a mini-tutorial in case anyone's bored and wants to make one of these. :>

what you'll need!
-a t-shirt so big you could swim in it
-a sewing machine (unless you're a masochist and want to sew it by hand)
-a serger (optional)
-a tank top that fits you well
-blood, sweat, and tearz!!!!11

alright, so here's a photo of the shirt before it got sexy-fied:

hueg leik xbox, as you can see.

first! you will turn the shirt inside out and lay it out flat. then you take your tank top and line it up to be centered on the shirt. afterwards, you cut around the tank top, leaving about 1.5/2 inch seam allowance. like so:

second! if you have a serger, serge the armholes and neckline. I serged mine with white thread because I was too lazy to rethread my serger I figured it'd make for a cool contrast and a nice deconstructed look. if you don't have a serger, you can always use zig-zag stitch as an alternative. or if you want your edges nice and neat and hemmed, turn them under and sew.

third! sew up the sides. if you have a serger, go ahead and serge the sides after they're sewn. or zig-zag stitch. or leave them how they are. see if I care!

fourth! put your dress on and dance around feeling pretty.

(excuse my sun burn, I'm pretty much inept at putting on sunblock.)

and there you have it! that took, what, like 20 minutes max? you didn't even have to measure or mark anything! and now you have yourself a cute little dress to go clubbing in. 8D
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009 07:35:00 PM »

Very cute! The print is totally badass, and the tute's really clear. Thanks and good job!

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009 09:18:52 PM »

That's adorable! I'll have to try it.

It seems a bit short to wear alone as a dress though  Huh
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009 10:34:50 PM »

Hey, that's so simple! Love it.

I'd team it with some leggings or stockings because I kinda like to be able to sit and bed without too many worries.

Thanks for the tute. Add that to my to-do lsit for when I get home...
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009 08:38:11 PM »

Sweet tank dress, badass shirt for sure love it.
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009 11:25:20 PM »

very cute!
now i must go get some over size shirts!

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009 07:07:50 AM »

ummmm sorta kinda LOVE this dress. If I make one, I'm going to post it and totally give you major props.

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009 12:17:16 PM »

I have a question about this...

Can you make a t-shirt dress from a shirt that is too big, but isn't really long enough to turn into a dress? (i have a really long torso so its more difficult to find a shirt that is extra long on me) or at least any tips on how to make it work by using the extra fabric?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009 06:26:26 PM »

This is very adorable. When I get the body to make it look that good, I will try it and post pictures. Most likely this spring.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2009 08:28:08 PM »

cute  Wink

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