Picture of Upcycled T-shirt Sleeping Beauty Dress

Turn old unused shirts into a magical princess dress comfortable enough for her to wear every day!

You'll need approximately 4-5 large adult t-shirts, depending on the size of dress you'll be making.

Step 1: Sew the Bodice

Picture of Sew the Bodice

To piece the sleeves and bodice, I worked with Simplicity pattern 5695 - but any pattern with an elastic neckline and sleeves will do.

Since this is an upcycled dress, take advantage of the existing hemming by using it as casing for the elastic.

To give it the feel of a pieced bodice, I stitched three lines down the top in contrasting thread.

that is pretty can you make those in all sizes like size 16 to that would be awesome i would love to wear that kind of thing but it might not be in my size thanks for sharing
fivemarigolds (author)  Monsterhigh20031 year ago

Yes, you could absolutely make it in an adult size, but it would be easiest if you had a knit nightgown or maxi skirt to work with for the skirt (which is what I happened to have on-hand to make this dress). You could also just finish the bottom of the bodice by hemming it and wearing it as a shirt with your own bottoms.

Oh this is so adorable! And comfy :)

Thank you - I love how comfy it is for her!

Adorable (both dress and girl)!

fivemarigolds (author)  watchmeflyy1 year ago

Thank you :)

Very cute!

Thanks for the nice feedback!

BLR_RAVI1 year ago
very cutepie
fivemarigolds (author)  BLR_RAVI1 year ago
Thanks so much!


fivemarigolds (author)  doodlecraft1 year ago

Thanks @doodlecraft!