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Refashioned t-shirt dresses

A recent conversation with my sister-in-law left me with the thought my gorgeous niece could do with some additions to her wardrobe.

I have recently attempted a tidy of my craft room, this led me to the conclusion I could ideally do with using some of my stash waiting to be upcycled (someone advised me cupboard doors are meant to shut?!)  The solution? Make said gorgeous niece (OK I know I’m biased but she really is!) some t-shirt dresses.

I returned to the Pheasant dress free pattern which I had used to make her a dress from former shirts. Using three t-shirts I have created two knit dresses. I chose simple colour combinations with a touch of decoration.

T shirts waiting to be upcycled

Naturally I utilized the hems of the t-shirts for the skirt and sleeves. Carefully placing pattern pieces meant I was able to avoid the odd stains on the original t shirts:)

T shirt dress in progress

Key moment – whether to add a pocket before finishing the neckline or not? My sister-in-law voted in favour of the pocket ” she can keep her raisins in there”!!!

T shirt dress, with flower button detail

Personally I love the lilac dress with button flower. I used a tutorial for the flower -the template a base of a drinking glass for cutting out the Liberty fabric scraps.

I have kept the top of the navy tshirt and long sleeves with an idea to remodel it for me.  I’m loving have baby girl to sew for:)





PS the cupboard doors shutting remain a work in progress

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Nina Entrekin

Thursday 22nd of October 2015

Super cute! This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing!


Friday 23rd of October 2015

Thanks Nina:)


Sunday 18th of October 2015

Such a great idea love the blue pocket too- very cute and think i will give this a go for Jess :) Many thanks xx

Lucy Blossom

Sunday 18th of October 2015

They are really pretty. I've also heard the rumour that drawers are supposed to close too - surely that can't be right ;)


Tuesday 13th of October 2015

Such sweet dresses! I love a good upcycle! Your niece will look adorable in these dresses :)


Tuesday 13th of October 2015

A brilliant idea, they look fab and sure she loved them

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