DIY Little Black Dress From an Oversized Men's T-Shirt (Easy Sewing!)




Introduction: DIY Little Black Dress From an Oversized Men's T-Shirt (Easy Sewing!)

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A little black dress is a closet staple for many, but no need to go out and purchase something when you can make one yourself! Here's how to transform a basic, oversized men's t-shirt into a sexy, strappy, little black dress with some easy sewing.

Step 1: Gather Materials

What you'll need:

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Step 2: Cut Shape & Pin

You can place a dress that you already have on top of the t-shirt as a pattern. Then use your fabric scissors to cut out the shape, leaving about an inch around the sides just in case — you can always make it smaller later if necessary! Clip or pin around the edges.

Step 3: Create Straps

Using a piece of excess fabric attached to one of the sleeves, cut four long strips that are about 1/2 an inch wide and stretch them out. These will be the straps of the dress.

Step 4: Sew Edges

First, sew around the edges of the dress.

Step 5: Sew Straps

Now it's time to add the straps. I chose to create a double strap, criss-cross back look, but feel free to add the straps in a design that fits your style!

Step 6: All Done!

That's it! A few simple steps later, you have a fitted LBD that you can proudly say you made yourself. Thanks for checking out this tutorial!

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    1 year ago

    This is very nice dress and a very good tutorial. Thank you. I like the idea of making something pretty from something so basic and inexpensive like a tshirt.


    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much! :)