I made a tee shirt dress, you can too! Here's what you need:
- 1.5 yards jersey knit fabric
- Matching thread
- Sewing and ironing supplies
- A tee shirt you like the fit of ( I used one of my husband's tee shirts so I could get a looser dress)
The first thing I did was cut out the two body pieces of my dress as well as the two sleeves and two neckline pieces cut on a bias (I just used the neckline on the body pieces as a guide for the length and shape, I made them about 1.5 inches wide).
I placed my two body pieces right sides facing each other and pinned and, using a zig-zag stitch, sewed the top straps together. I then took my two sleeves and pinned and sewed them in to the top before I sewed all the way down both sides of the dress. I had to take the sleeves and body in a few inches because I cut my fabric a little too generously. Luckily, if you sew the dress in this way, it's not that big of a deal to make a sizing adjustment.
Next, I started working on the neckline. I sewed my two bias neckline pieces together to create a circle. My front and back halves were different lengths because the neckline of the dress was lower in the front than the back. With my dress right side out, I pinned the neckline loop around the neckline of the dress and sewed using a straight stitch. It's ok if the loop is a little smaller than your neckline, just stretch it until it fits evenly.
I then ironed the loop down (the loop should be totally hidden with the seam at the very top of the neckline) on the inside of the dress, pinned and sewed. This is what it should look like:
I finished by hemming the sleeves and the bottom each to my desired length. Here's my finished dress.