How to Reuse a Tshirt to Make a Toddler’s Summer Dress.

Although summertime ended yesterday I want to keep the warm thoughts alive!  I decided that I would make a summer time outfit out of an old tshirt.  As you may already know, I am a sweaty girl. I spend time trying to find clever ways to reuse tshirts that I just can’t wear anymore.  I thought I would share this idea I found in

Book on how to reuse tshirts

So, here is my version of How to Reuse a Tshirt to Make a Toddler’s Summer Dress.

green is gold tshirt

1.  Turn your tshirt inside out.  Remove the sleeves and neckline (cut about 2 inches extra from the neck line).

remove the neck line from the shirt

2.  Find the center point of the bottom of the shirt.  Measure 6.5 inches on either side of the center point and put a dot.  Then measure 2 inches down from the neckline and mark the side of the shirt.  Cut the excess fabric from the sides.

measure the bottom cut

3.  Make your tank sleeves 2 inches thick.  Cut from the outside edge with a slight curve.

4.  Sew the sides of your tshirt/dress together (correct side to correct side).  Keep your dress inside out and sew the edges of your sides down to the dress.

sew the sides of the shirt together

sew the edges flat

5.  Cut the tops from your tank top sleeves.  Tie a cut knot.

6.  Turn your new dress inside out and find a cute little girl to give it to.

Final Image of Dress

Think warm thoughts!

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4 Responses to How to Reuse a Tshirt to Make a Toddler’s Summer Dress.

  1. Kim Barnes
    September 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I will so be doing this if baby widget is a girl!

  2. Lauren
    September 22, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Isn’t it so cute? It is super easy too. If your little widget is a boy, you can use old tshirts to make onsies!

    http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Baby-Romper-from-a-T-Shirt

    And, you can turn Gary’s old pants into little boy pants.

    http://www.cookcleancraft.com/2009/01/mens-jeans-to-toddler-pants-tutorial.html

    I haven’t tried them yet, but will some day I am sure!

    Can’t wait to know if it is a boy or a girl!

  3. September 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I have this shirt!! Love the makeover.

  4. Lauren
    September 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I wore the heck out this shirt because I love it! Glad you like the upcycled version (:

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