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Day 349: No-Sew Men’s T-Shirt to Dress Refashion

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A lot of you guys have told me how much you loved my T-shirt refashion from Day 212 and have asked to see more. 

Well…today is your lucky day, friends!  πŸ™‚

I started off with this oversized men’s T-shirt I found at the Dollar-a-Pound Goodwill.

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It’s actually really comfy. I’m tempted to leave it as-is! πŸ™‚

I made a cut down the middle of each sleeve, like so:

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Just a little snip! πŸ™‚

Then, I pulled the neck hole down under my arms and tied the sleeve sections together in the front!  πŸ™‚

Now that Tee has gone from sleepshirt to sassy!  πŸ™‚

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It’s still really comfy, too! πŸ™‚

Thrift stores are crammed full of plain ol’ tees.  Why not turn them into something fun?  πŸ™‚

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It’s that easy! πŸ™‚

Cheers!

No-Sew Men's T-Shirt to Dress Refashion
Yield: 1 Cute Dress

No-Sew Men's T-Shirt to Dress

No-Sew Men's T-Shirt to Dress Refashion
Active Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost Less than $5

Materials

  • 1 Oversized Men's T-shirt

Tools

  • Fabric Shears

Instructions

  1. Find a Men's Shirt that has plenty of room and falls mid-thigh.
  2. Make a cut through the middle of each sleeve from the bottom hem to body seam.
  3. Pull your arms through the neck hole of the T-shirt so it sits around your armpits.
  4. Tie the cut sleeve sections together on the front of the dress. Tie top sections together and bottom sections together.
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40 thoughts on “Day 349: No-Sew Men’s T-Shirt to Dress Refashion”

  1. I have to say, your blog brings me such joy! I am so excited to see each new amazing idea you share with us. Thank you!

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  2. Thank you so much for this easy tutorial. I used it to make my own t-shirt dress with one twist. I made multiple cuts from the sleeve hem to the shoulder seam so that basically each sleeve was made into fringe. It turned out really cute. Thank you for blazing the trail.

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  3. i like this, but it basically only works if you’re short! can you do some refashioning for tall girls that wouldn’t end up too short and inappropriate?

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    • Stacy, you’d either have to find a really long t-shirt, wear it as a top, or add to the bottom–a contrasting color from another junk tee might be cute?
      Good luck!

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  4. Hi. You’re awesome, seriously can’t count the times that I’ve found a different post from you on my Pinterest, and may I just say that this blog is horrible for me. It is often the cause of late nights doing homework, because hours of the day were spent clicking through posts. It has created the need for me to add yet another pinterest project to my to do list, which seems to be ever growing. You rock!

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  5. OMG such a great idea ! I actually didn’t cut the sleeves but still the results is great and I now have the choice on how to wear it, thanks !

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  6. I keep wracking my brain with the sleeve cut. If the T-shirt if laying flat, would the cut go through the middle of the sleeve (so you can see cut when laid flat) or does it go from outside arm up to shoulder? Sorry, I am an idiot!! LOL

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  7. This looks great. When you make the cuts across the middle of each sleeve do you cut all the wat to the neckline so it is opened?

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