Step 1: Step 1: the Supplies
Thread to match color t-shirt
* Here is the chart I suggest you use to determine which size of t-shirt you will need. Be aware that the sizes of T-shirt vary from brand to brand. I used a “Basic Editions” size 4XL in this instructable.
Dress size Men’s T-shirt size
Step 2: Step 2: Cutting Out the Body of the Dress
On the left sleeve, make a mark with a washable marker along the seam of the sleeve 8 ½” from the armpit.
Using a yard stick connect the mark on the left sleeve to the arm pit on the right sleeve and draw a line with the washable marker.
Through both layers of the t-shirt, cut along the left sleeve line and across the t-shirt to the right armpit. Set the remaining neck and sleeve section aside.
Cut along the seam under the left armpit. When you spread it our, you should now have a large almost trapezoid-shaped piece of knit with curves on the top two corners.
Step 3: Step 3: Hemming the Body of the Dress
Step 4: Step 4: Cutting and Folding the Strips for the Arm Holes
We are going to fold and iron each strip so that it looks like bias tape. First, fold each 1 ½” wide strip in half so that it is ¾” wide. Iron under ¼” on each side along the length of each strip. Pin in place.
Make each strip into an “arm hole” by pinning the two ends of each strip together and sewing it. Press the folds from Step 2 back in place.
Step 5: Step 5: Sewing the Arm Holes to the Body of the Dress
Step 6: Step 6: How to Put on the Wrap Dress
First, hold the dress out in front of you with the arm holes positioned on top.
Put your left arm through the left arm hole.
Second, wrap the rest of the dress to your right, all the way around your back and back to your front and put your right arm through the right arm hole.
Step 7: Step 7: Alternative Ways to Wear or Use the Wrap Dress:
Pocket Sized: Folded, this wrap dress conveniently fits in the pocket of a beach bag.
Ways to wear the wrap dress: This wrap dress is backless. This dress is great with a swimsuit under it
It can also be worn as a sexy dress. It can also be worn as a dress with a tank top under it.
To prevent unwrapping: If you are not going to wear a swimsuit under it, I wouldn’t want your dress to “unwrap.” I suggest that either you use two safety pin or two squares of Velcro to secure it together at the left and right hip.