Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion


It’s been awhile since I’ve refashioned anything so I dug into my stash and found this skirt. Even though its still January and the spring weather is on and off around here, a girl loves a good t-shirt dress. I basically love anything floral print and this cotton skirt looked like it’d make a little t-shirt dress.

Before: The Skirt

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After: T-Shirt Dress

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Step by Step:

First, I used a seam ripper to take out the elastic waist band. Then I ironed it out to give me the most fabric possible.

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty Disaster

I used one of my favorite Target T-Shirt Dresses as a template to cut out the fabric. First, I turned the skirt inside out, then traced my dress onto it.

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty Disaster

A little help from my little doggie never hurts!

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty Disaster

Pictured below is all of the pieces I cut out. There’s the front and back pieces, two sleeves, and enough for finishing off the collar.

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty Disaster

Next I sewed up the sides and the shoulder seams. I finished edges of the collar pieces and sewed it right side together to the collar.

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty Disaster

Then I flipped the collar piece under and top stitched all the way around the collar.

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty Disaster

Next up was the sleeves. I finished the bottom edge and sewed the itty bitty side on the right.

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty DisasterThen I folded the finished edge over and topped stitched that side. Next was adding the sleeves to the dress.

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty DisasterMatching right sides together, sew the sleeve to the dress.

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty Disaster

Since the original skirt had a finished hem, I didn’t have to hem the bottom. This whole project took less than an hour and will be perfect for spring!

Enjoy!

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty Disaster

 

Before & After: Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion

Skirt to T-Shirt Dress Refashion >>> The Crafty Disaster

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  • Wow! What a cute dress you’ve made! Turned out great!!

    • Lindsay Scalco

      Thank you so much! I think its going to be a spring fav this year!

  • KL Woodsy

    I’m TOTALLY copying this idea!

    • Lindsay Scalco

      It was really easy, I’d love to see how it turns out!

  • Helena A.

    Hi!
    Great refashion!
    I am like you I love floral dresses, they seem to bring happinness with them!
    kisses from Portugal!

    • Lindsay Scalco

      I bet floral looks great in Portugal! Floral dresses are my favorite too!