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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

.:Tutorial Tuesday–Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress:.

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.

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

Cute, right? And the best part? Easy. I made three in an hour. No joke.

Here’s what you need:

- t-shirt
- fabric
- sewing machine/accessories

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

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.

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

Hem up the entire bottom of your two attached skirt pieces.

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

Now sew together the two other short sides, with right sides together. Finish those seams!

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

Run a gathering stitch along the raw edge of your skirt piece.

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

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.

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

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.

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

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.

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

Put them on the three cutest girls you know, and have a photo shoot!

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

We love dresses and twirling, and we also love princesses, so naturally, these were a hit.

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

I don’t know what it is, but I just love drop waists – isn’t it the cutest?

Drop Waist T-Shirt Dress at SumosSweetStuff.com

Have fun mixing t-shirt prints and fabrics!

7 comments:

  1. Oh my! I just love the pattern combo on Remi's dress! These are darling. Now, if only I had some cute little girls to make these for! Pinning for later :)

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  2. So adorable and simple to make! My daughter is tall and skinny so she outgrows her shirt length before the width. I bet I could use some of her shirts that are too short for this and I would be able to get more use out of them! :D Thanks!

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  3. These are so so cute. Love the material!

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  4. AMAZING CUTE-AS-CAN-BE Drop Waist Dresses for your 3 darling girls, and sewn in 1 hour. LOVE the prints you selected for the skirts sewn to the purchased T-shirts. SIMPLE gathered fabric for each skirt makes it a SIMPLE and EASY sewing project! Happy faces so the girls loves their new dresses.Thanks fro sharing. Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

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  5. Nice and brilliant idea! loves it...

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