Full Length T-shirt Dress (from 4 Tees)




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Take 4 dingy t-shirts and turn them into this vibrant, long, tie dye t-shirt dress (which can also be a beach cover up)

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Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial

Step 2: You'll Need

Sewing machine

4 t-shirts

Rit Liquid Dye in Navy Blue (or a color you like)

Rubber bands


Step 3:

Cut off the bottom hem and sleeve hems of shirt 1.

Step 4:

Fold shirt 2 in half down the center and place the sleeve of shirt on the fold just below the neckline

Trace a sleeve extension from the cut sleeve down to the hem of shirt 2 as shown

Cut along your lines

*This is to extend the sleeves, we will sew them on when we're done cutting

Step 5:

Cut across the chest of shirt 3 right under the sleeves

Also cut off the hem of shirt 3

*This will be the mid-section of the dress

Step 6:

Cut across the chest of shirt 4, right under the arms. Do not cut off the hem. The hem of this shirt will be the hem of the dress

Step 7:

Time to stitch the sleeves together.

Step 8:

Fold your sleeves right sides together and stitch the edges together using 1/2" seam allowance

Putting right sides together, match the seams and the raw edges and stitch them together making sure to stretch the fabric while you sew!

Step 9:

Stitch shirt 3 to the bottom of shirt 1 (this is the mid section)

Stitch the raw edge of shirt for to the bottom of shirt 3 (this is the bottom and hem of your dress)

Step 10:

Pick your dye color

Tie rubber bands around the dress

Dye according to the directions

Rinse until the water runs clear

Wash and dry your new dress and you're ready to go!

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    18 Discussions


    2 years ago

    great looking dress! What about oversize t's as dresses. soooo cute!


    3 years ago

    I love this, just love it. Thanks for the video tute!!

    1 reply

    3 years ago

    Great idea & great ible. TYSM.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hi , I am a plus size woman. Love to craft and love your Dress has sewing recycling clothing and best of all tie dying. could this work for me?

    4 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    I used to weigh 500 pounds. I have lost 350 pounds, but I lost weight for my health. Every woman is beautiful. Beauty is a state of mind. You are beautiful. Please post a pic in your new dress.

    Mark MontanoLynnP1

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, this dress can work for you.......You can always pair it with a cardigan and/or a nice scarf, too.


    3 years ago

    I will be doing this this week! Soo cool. I think I will use yellow shirts and dip dye in orange!


    5 years ago

    I can't find the video tutorial. Is it on one of the pictures?

    1 reply
    Mark Montanocmoyte

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, it's the 2nd photo....It says "watch the video tutorial" If you can't see it.....Here is the link just in case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2QXbjceMqw&list=UUt4zycubX8BJZ8pZhZ4w8ow