Two Tees, One Dress: A T-shirt to Dress Refashion 1
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Two Tees, One Dress: A T-shirt to Dress Refashion

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

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Stripey!
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Charlieeeeeee!

Some of you know what this image is from.

Hmmmmm????
Hmmmmm????

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?  ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywho…

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:

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Oooookay.

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.

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Lots o’ Layers!

I dug out my tailor’s chalk…

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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.

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See?

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

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See where I’m going with this?

I stitched the black part onto the Charlie parts.

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Double-stitched and secure! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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Pinned!

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.  :/

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Yes.  He has a chalkboard bathroom.
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Let’s go to Candy Mountain, Charlie! ๐Ÿ˜€

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!).

refashionista two tees one dress refashion asleep on couch
I work hard.
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He’s pretty swell! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers!

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