Let’s get started with an easy tutorial with things you probably have laying around.
I started with an old T-shirt and a yard of coordinating fabric. Originally I was going to use an old men’s shirt for the skirt part, but this fabric matched too well to not use it.
Then I cut out a few more scraps. I cut out a piece from my skirt fabric and a piece of coordinating cream chiffon.
Now, I knew that on this T shirt adding a lot of detail would weight it down a lot. So I added a piece of lightweight interfacing to the inside of the shirt.
I wanted the front to look completed so I added a button strip. I just cut this off another shirt. But you could create one by adding piece of fabric then sewing on some old buttons.
Here’s another little extra step I did. I really wanted to bring the color of the dark top down to the bottom so it would look really put together and well thought out. So on the under side of the skirt I added a little dark grey hem tape just peeping out. It really made this dress look more complete.
Very slightly ruffle the top of your skirt. Then stitch the ends together to create your skirt piece.
Now it’s time to attach it to the top. Let me explain what I’m going to do here first so these next steps make more sense. I wanted to create a drawstring waistline so you could adjust it for your own waist without adding a zipper. So to do that you need to leave an overhand as shown on the inside of the shirt. Pin and sew the skirt to the top.
Tags: anthropologie, dress, ruffles, t shirt
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