Two Tees, One Dress!

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When I found these tees for $1 at one of my fave thrift stores, I was QUITE excited!


Some of you know what this image is from.


It’s Charlie the Unicorn!  His two wiley companions want him to join them on a trip to Candy Mountain!  If you haven’t seen the viral youtube video (one of my faves), you really should.  It’s okay.  I can wait.

Ah!  Don’t you feel better now?  And have you learned a valuable lesson about succumbing to peer pressure?  :)


I don’t really need any more T-shirts.  I have plenty.  BUT, I’ve wanted a few more T-shirt dresses lately, and that’s just what these two tees are about to become!

First, I laid the two tees inside-out with the Charlie tee on top, like so:


This is about how long I’ll want my dress to be.  Then, I grabbed my favorite T-shirt dress and placed it on top of the two tees.

Triple decker!
Lots o’ Layers!

I dug out my tailor’s chalk…

This little guy right here!
This little guy right here!

…and traced the dress on the two tees!  You can see I’m making my new dress longer than my original dress.


I cut off the top of the black tee and along the chalk line.  Then, I pinned the black parts to the Charlie tee!

See where I'm going with this?
See where I’m going with this?

I stitched the black part onto the Charlie parts.

Double-stitched and secure!  :)
Double-stitched and secure! :)

Okay!  So now I’ve got the right length, but what about those sides?  They’re still wide open!

First, I pinned my newly-fitted sides together, then I stitched those up as well!


Since the bottom of the black shirt is now the bottom of the dress, I didn’t have to worry about a hem, as there was already one there!

I wore my comfy new dress over to my fella’s place where we struggled to find good lighting for an “after” pic.

This is what I had to settle for.  :/

Don't judge me.
Yes.  He has a chalkboard bathroom.
Let's go to Candy Mountain, Charlie!  :D
Let’s go to Candy Mountain, Charlie! :D

While Dan lovingly cooked us a tasty dinner, I sent a few final emails for my ReFashion Show (pics coming with next post!) and finished up a couple of articles for publications I write for (If you’re living hand to mouth, it helps to be ambidextrous!).

I work hard.
I work hard.
He's pretty swell!  :)
He’s pretty swell! :)


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72 thoughts on “Two Tees, One Dress!

  1. Love your t-shirt to dress idea. I might have to give it a try. And the bathroom is pretty cool. At least he has toilet paper.

  2. I think this is my favorite refashion…EVER!!! I have a few concert t-shirts that I would love to make into a dress. Thanks for this idea!!!

  3. This dress is so cute! I love what you did with it :)
    The stripes really suit your skinny figure and give you some gorgeous curves! That bathroom is amazeballs!! If I did that the kids would spend most of their time drawing on the walls which I try not to let them do (defeating the object!)
    I have now joined the refashion co op finally!

    Check out my blog as I am going to be blogging about some seriously crazy refashions this week since its only three week to my sisters wedding I need a kick up the back side! I’m making my dress and my eldest daughters dress from old dresses. I couldn’t persuade David to wear a refashioned suit though!

    Or click my name for my facebook page!

  4. This is great! I have tons of old t-shirts I could use to make a dress. And Charlie the Unicorn is awesome.

    Amanda @ Running In Heels

  5. Very awesome. I didn’t like the unicorn Tee but after what you did, it looks fabulous, especially on you. Love it! Good job

  6. You have made some pretty awesome refashions…but this just strikes me as super-duper-awesome! Way to go! Love this and it looks SO COMFY! :)

  7. Oh my gosh, a chalk painted bathroom… genius! Dinner looked amazing! Oh yeah, and I really like how the t shirt dress turned out, it looked super comfy!

  8. Oh my – comfy t-shirt dress! Oh my – Charlie the Unicorn! OH MY – TRIPEL KARMELET!

    You have some truly rocking taste lady.

  9. First the bad news: I never want to see another Charley goes to candy mountain episode again. But just consider the source, I’m 52, I haven’t wanted to go to candy mountain for years. The good news, I think you are some kind of mad genious! A+++ on your tshirt dress. And I loved the chaulk board bathroom, more genious. But I’ve saved the best for last. Love, love, loved the photo of you standing on the toilet Made me laugh. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  10. Love this! (although I didn’t watch the video..too much weird at work to see some at home). I found you a few months ago and viewed all your posts in order. Now I feel like I know you. Great post!

    1. Thanks! It IS definitely strange, so I totally understand! :) I’m glad you like my blog and managed to slog through the whole thing! Thanks! :)

  11. wow this turned out much better than I was expecting!! Also–your hair looks AMAZING in that “after” shot close-up. It’s the best I’ve ever seen it look, no offense :) You actually have me thinking about a tee-shirt dress, but I always have such a hard time working with tee-shirt jersey fabric. Do you find it difficult?

  12. This post SOOO inspired me!! I went through my closet and found 2 stretchy shirts (of similar content and same care instructions) – 1 that I love but was a smidge too short and the other I had never worn. I cut the never worn shirt into a skirt and sewed the 2 together to make a dress using your post as a guide!! I’m so pleased with the way it turned out, so THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!! (If I had taken before pics, I would have sent you a before/after… but I never thought mine would actually be cute!) Now, I’m hooked, I’ve gotta do it again!!

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