Friday, May 30, 2014

Put a bird on it

I am in the process of making some cool and comfy clothes for when it hits 90 degrees this summer, like the polo dress I posted last week. Today's refashion is another t-shirt dress, inspired by this dress. I started with this cool XL blue men's shirt that had velvet birds on it. I also used a boring black v-neck shirt that fit well in the body but was a tad too short.


I chopped the sleeves and the neck off the men's shirt to make a trapezoid shape and cut off the lower half of the v-neck.



I took in the sides of the blue shirt to the width of the v-neck and also to make it a more flattering, less boxy shape. Then I turned the blue shirt inside out and tucked the v-neck inside, with right sides together and raw edges lined up. I pinned the shirts together all the way around, then stitched the seam with a stretch stitch.


I folded the seam allowance toward the black shirt and top-stitched it down. Here is the finished dress - a close-up and a full-length view.



It was very easy, and it took less than an hour. And it is so comfy! Thanks for reading!

-Amy


6 comments:

Hawk3ye said...

My favorite refashion to date! I have so many t-shirts I could do this to...

Joke Vermanen said...

fun and easy!

Nina said...

Awesome!

Isabella M. said...

fun to look at your clothes transformation bravo !!!

Elizabeth Hill said...

Great idea! If only I had some t-shirts lying around...

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus

jennifer elliott said...

From one Portlandia fan to another, great job. Love the refashion.