OK, so here’s a dress you can sew out of an old t-shirt in literally two minutes (even faster then our most-popular-tute-ever the Ten Minute Onesie Dress). I showed this to you awhile back as part of a bigger post on doing more with less, but I wanted to share it with you again because it is Scarlet’s MOST FAVORITE DRESS EVER and it took two minutes to make.
You guys seemed to like the Recycled Ruffle Sleeve Bubble T, and a bunch of you mentioned adding some old tees to the sewing pile. I have the same pile so I tried to use one of them to make the quickest, easiest, simplest possible dress. It seriously doesn’t get any easier than this, it doesn’t even involve any cutting. Also, this unicorn t-shirt was from Wal Mart, it’s pretty cute right?Get the Two Minute T-Shirt Dress Tutorial after the jump…
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Two Minute T-Shirt Dress
1. Acquire one t-shirt. I used a woman’s t that my friend Kate bought me as gift for the White Trash BBQ. I don’t know that unicorns are white trash, but unicorns+rhinestones+glitter+skin tight for an adult, probably qualifies?
2. Load your bobbin with elastic thread and regular thread on your spool. I used gray so you could see it, but normally I would recommend using the same color as your shirt in the spool. For tips on sewing with elastic thread visit this post. Now grab your shirt and find the seam at the top of the sleeve. Sew from the neckline to the end of the sleeve 1/2″ from the seam on either side, backstitch at the beginning and end to hold your elastic thread in place. So you’re sewing two straight lines:
Do that to both sleeves. Sleeves complete.
3. Now look at your shirt and imagine it as a dress on your kid. Choose a general waist area for it, a little low so it can pouf over. Then just start sewing in a spiral all around the shirt. I started at one side seam and just sort of went up and down, not paying attention to straight lines, spiraling around for 60 seconds, backstitching at the beginning and end:
See, it look sort of messy up close, but you’ll never see it because it’s gathered and the dress poufs over it anyway.
Done. Pretty cute for two minutes?
And one t-shirt put to good use. The kid LOVES it.
What do you think?