T-Shirt Dress Tutorial: Week Three Winner Project Recycled

Congratulation to Pam of Threading My Way for winning the T-Shirt Challenge.

I'm very pleased to be back again for Round Three, this week showing how I upcycled some old t-shirts into a little girl's top. I began with this pile of old t-shirts, but ended up not using the yellow t-shirt. All three garments I used had been women's t-shirts.

First up was to alter the neck line to suit a little girl.

Secondly, the t-shirt needed to be recut to a much smaller size. I used a child's t-shirt as a guide.
  • Cut off the sleeves.
  • Cut new armholes.
  • Take width from the sides.
  • Shorten the sleeves.
  • Reattach the new sleeves.
  • Finish the bottom of the sleeve with a band.

I used a pattern as a size guide for cutting the strips for the skirt.
  • Join the eight strips to form the skirt.
  • Hem.
  • Gather the top of the skirt.
  • Attach to the black t-shirt.

And to finish off, I used a black tie that was originally on the floral t-shirt.
  • Make a fabric flower.
  • Sew it to the black tie.
  • Make tabs to hold the belt.
front view...
back view...

There you have it, three old t-shirts turned into a little girl's top, ready to be worn with a pair of black leggings...