Ready for what is probably one of the easiest tutorials in the history of sewing tutorials?
That’s what I thought, those are my kind of tutorials, too.
Cute, right? And the best part? Easy. I made three in an hour. No joke.
Here’s what you need:
- sewing machine/accessories
Measure how far you want the skirt part of the dress to go from the bottom hem of the shirt. Then add on another inch or so to account for the hem and seam. This is your length.
I made the width of the skirt double to what the width of the shirt is.
Cut two pieces to the length and width as you measured. Sew them together, finishing the seam, with right sides together along one short side.
Hem up the entire bottom of your two attached skirt pieces.
Now sew together the two other short sides, with right sides together. Finish those seams!
Run a gathering stitch along the raw edge of your skirt piece.
Line up the raw edge of the skirt piece, with the bottom hem of the t-shirt, right sides facing. Pin the seams of the skirt to the seams of the shirt.
Gather the skirt evenly between pins, and pin in place. You can see that my t-shirt edge is slightly higher than my fabric; I didn't want the lines of the t-shirt hem to show once I sew the skirt and shirt together. You could also just cut the hem of the shirt off before you attach the skirt if you wanted.
Sew the skirt to the shirt, finish the seam, and then turn the skirt right side out to see the darling dress you just made! You can top stitch the skirt down if you like, but I just left it alone and it looks adorable.
Put them on the three cutest girls you know, and have a photo shoot!
We love dresses and twirling, and we also love princesses, so naturally, these were a hit.
I don’t know what it is, but I just love drop waists – isn’t it the cutest?
Have fun mixing t-shirt prints and fabrics!