Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tee-Shirt, Fishtail Sundress, DIY

Make you own Sundress out of two Extra large tee-shirts.
This does require some sewing,  nothing too crazy, just simple sewing.




Tutorial 
Things you need
  1. Two extra large tee-shirts
  2. Scissors
  3.  Large safety pin
  4. Sewing machine


Cut the front of #1 shirt like the picture above.




Cut the back of #1 shirt like the picture above


take the #2 shirt and cut it straight across,
right under the arms.


Before you sew #1 shirt to #2 shirt...
Cut two strips of knit about an inch wide from number 2 shirt * cut one end on each strip to make two long strings*
 stretch them out and  tie them together .
This makes the  string that you are going to thread through the top of the sundress.



Sew the two shirts together.

fold sideways Cut like the above picture  for a fishtail sundress, cutting off the bottom hem.
* knit material does not fray so you don't have to hem it.*
or you can leave it straight if you want.



 Sew about an inch hem all the way around the top.
Leave a space open at both corners,
 this is where you will thread the string through.






 cut two  pieces off the hem, 1 inch long, fold in half  and sew them like the picture above
Dimensions in the picture  below





Take the knit string you made and thread it using a safety pin~ starting at one corner 
working  all the way around the shirt, ending at the other corner.



 I added beads to the end of my knit string
 just for a little detail.

Front

 Back

Easy, breezy summer dress
Have a wonderful Thursday.
Lots of <3,
Anne
As always if you have questions please email me @ 
Wobisobi@gmail.com
and/ or if you leave a comment make sure to include your email 
so I can answer you.


35 comments:

  1. I discovered your website from PINTERSET and I have to say that you create some amazing clothes totally DIY! I cant wait to try some for a beach cover up :)

    Thanks so much for an amazing site!

    Miss Dee Canada
    Toronto area

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  2. Can I have this? Pretty please? I am pregnant and hot, hot, HOT! And I can't sew...to save my life. :)

    I am kind of kidding...but I love checking out all of your AWESOME inventions from t-shirts!
    chinya76@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you so much doll. If you want one of these just let me know I would be happy to make one for you..

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  3. I tell ya...you know how to work a t-shirt...i love what you do...some of them, I am too large up top for, but give me great inspiration!

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    1. I have the same problem with the girls.....I think I am going to try this with making the top like a tank or leave it whole.....will post pictures or I can when it is done :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) SO COOL IDEAS!

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  4. Oh my gosh this is SO cool!!!! I wish I was this crafty!

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  5. I will be making this tonight! What a great tutorial!!! :]
    I love all your ideas!

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  6. Fabulous, I love all the details and very cute. Tyvm for sharing xo

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  7. Você é maravilhosa, curto demais seu blog...
    Sou costureira, mesmo sem tempo pra fazer minhas custuras amo suas idéias.
    Eu posso fazer uma parceria com você e colocar suas fotos no meu blog e dedica-las a você, colocando fonte de seu blog?
    Se você aceitar vai ser um prazer divulgar suas idéias...

    Beijos

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  8. Oi, coloquei no meu blog seu post fabuloso...
    gracaeestylo.blogspot.com.br/

    Beijos

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  9. meu e-mail: anapaula_mamy@hotmail.com

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  10. I love your blog! It's uncredible, what you' doing with a simple t - shirt. I'll dry this sundress, maybe with two different coloured t - shirt.

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    1. Thank you so much:)) I think color blocking this dress would be awesome!!!

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  11. Bought a 4-pack of T's (black & gray) this morning, and already made the gray... haven't taken it off since I finished it!

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    1. So awesome. thank you!! I love mine too. perfect for those hot summer days.

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  12. I think i'm going to try this with a couple of my husband's sports t-shirts. he has too many anyway, and that way i can have something cute to wear other than just an oversized t-shirt and jeans!

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  13. I wanna make one to go w/my boots and a sweater for the Fall season <3

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  14. Love all your DIY projects! Such great, fun style! I wondered, do you "brine" the shirts first so they're soft? The shirts I bought for some of your DIY's are a little stiff even after I wash them. Yours look so soft and flexible.
    Thanks for all of your inventive ideas!
    ~S

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    1. Grey seems to stay softer than the others, but all of the Hanes Tee-shirts I use stay pretty soft. I only use Hanes. and thank you so much:)

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  15. I found your site through Pinterest and I'm so glad I did. These are all soooo amazingly creative!!!! I can't wait to try these! I live in Arizona and it is hot 7 months of the year so t-shirt material is perfect to stay cool... now I can do it in style! : o ) Thanks so much for showing these!
    Debbi

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    1. Thank you so very much Debbi. :) have a wonderful night.

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  16. Brilliant...pure genius!! Łøvė them all! Thank you for allowing us to view them and be schooled on how your beauties are created!!! <3 :)

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  17. Do you make stuff to sell? This dress is awesome and i unfortunately don't sew at all! Love the idea though.

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    1. Thank you so much.
      No, I do not right now, But that might be in my near future.

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  18. Can you give some guidance on sizing? I normally wear XS/S in tee-shirts so I'm a bit concerned about making this dress with XL...afraid that it would be huge on me! I'm petite. Thanks!

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    1. I would just go up one or two sizes depending on how much room you want in it.
      I wear a small or medium in mens, sizes and a medium large in womens. I am 5'7" and about 140lbs:)

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  19. Just tried this and I can say it does not drape so beautifully on a short, wide person like me! However, I chopped off the second t-shirt (after staring woefully into the mirror) and it makes a great top :)

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  20. Is it possible that different stapes could be made for it? I think would be cute with wider straps & add a cardigan some leggins & boots. My email is valmckain85@gmail.com

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