Awhile back I spotted a turquoise and grey striped t-shirt at the thrift store. Anything turquoise always catches my eye– it’s one of my favorite colors. And this extra-large shirt was so soft and cozy that I decided it really needed to be a future sewing project. It sat for awhile as I decided what to do with it. But when I saw this adorable tshirt-to-dress tutorial, I knew I wanted to give it a shot.
First, off with the arms. Then I trimmed off the collar and cut a bit more off the top so the armholes wouldn’t be too deep. Next came a narrow hem at each armhole.
I made the neckline of my dress more simple than shown in the tutorial– I just hemmed the top edge with a wide hem and tunneled a piece of fold-over elastic through it, cutting it long enough to make a bow. You could also use ribbon, but the elastic makes the neckline nice and stretchy which is good for play. My daughter loves the fluffy fabric/button embellishment I added onto the front and has worn two out of the last four days. With shorts it is a cool and comfy play dress. I think it’s a hit.