Repurposed T Shirt to girls dress

Repurposed T Shirt

Repurposed T Shirt

My daughter and I have been looking at some cute little summer dresses, and they are all fun vibrant colors, and all seem to have ruffles!  We have been looking on Pinterest and other sites and decided we would make her a repurposed t shirt dress with ruffles.  See the steps below, with pictures:

Repurposed T Shirt

Repurposed T Shirt

1. The first thing we did is find a nice large shirt we could cut some length for ruffles, and cut enough of the sides for ruffles.  Its not too hard when your eleven year old is a skinny mini!  I had her put the shirt on, and then I pinned it with her wearing it. See below for our BEFORE picture.

2.  After I had the shirt pinned and the measurements taken, I then marked all of my cut lines with chalk, so I knew where I would be cutting.  I used a ruler to make sure I was getting a good edge.

Repurposed T Shirt

Repurposed T Shirt

3.  After that, I cut the shirt into the shape of the off the should dress look she was looking for.

Repurposed T Shirt

Repurposed T Shirt

4.  After cutting the shirt to the shape we liked, I then made sure the pins were placed where I needed, and began to stitch the seams back together, following up with a zig zag stitch on the ends to make sure we don’t have any frays later on!

Repurposed T Shirt

Repurposed T Shirt

5.  After that step, I then had a nice little plain off the shoulder dress.  We then took the strips of fabric we had cut and began to ruffle these on the sewing machine.   WE created the ruffles by putting a straight stitch in the center of the fabric with the length and the tension at the highest level the sewing machine would allow.

Repurposed T Shirt

Repurposed T Shirt

6.  After we had our ruffles completed, we then pinned the ruffles around the top front and back of the shirt, and sewed these all around the top portion.  All done!

Repurposed T Shirt

Repurposed T Shirt

7.  Check this fun little ruffled off-the-shoulder summer dress out!  We are going to have fun with repurposing this summer!  Stay tuned to see whats next.

Repurposed T Shirt

Repurposed T Shirt

Here are our AFTER pictures.

Repurposed T Shirt

Repurposed T Shirt

Leave a comment and let us know what you think!

Have some sewing fun!

Jen & Avery

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