Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tried it out Thursday- T Dress

I tried out this tutorial for making a dress from a tank top. Instead of a tank, I used a tshirt with cap sleeves from Old Navy (clearance, less than $4 if  I remember correctly-I started this last year. Please tell me I'm not the only one with partially finished projects this old). I used material from my grandmother's old stash- FREE!

Here is my dress:



I wore it belted and also wore this necklace that I made last year. The fact that I used the same material is coincidental. I made the flowers for the necklace before I really decided to start sewing again. Here are a couple of shots of the dress without the belt:




So go try it out! It takes only a little fabric- you can probably find some at the thrift store, and makes for a fairly easy, low investment project for a beginning sewer.

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make it wear it

24 comments:

  1. What a great dress, it looks good on you, especially with the 'Coincidental Necklace'. I checked out the tutorial link and although I do not sew I could almost be tempted to have a go at this. Thanks for sharing, very inspirational. :)

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  2. Hi. I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursday, because your blog is adorable. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!

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  3. that is super cute! i haven't tried anything like that before. and I love the color. :) great job!

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  4. Darling dress, darling you. Thanks so much for your comment love. I hope one day to turn my point and shoot into a SLR camera and have the pics. be more fab. winks. Have a lovely day. jen

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  5. Wow!! Nice job. It turned out great! I love that you took something inexpensive and turned it into something that would've cost much more to buy. I'm looking for those kinds of ideas more lately!! :)

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  6. Thanks ladies. I am a beginner sewer and this is an easy and inexpensive project for anyone wanting to give sewing a try.

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  8. This is so cute and looks so pretty on you! Somehow I'm not seeing the link to the tutorial? I'm sure it's here and I just don't see it!

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  9. This turned out super cute! I love the color combination...and the necklace looks great with it!

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  11. Really cute! I want to make one too. Hope mine turns out as well as yours did!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

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  12. I don't know how I messed this! So great! I've been thinking about doing this!!

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  13. very creative, and I like that you used a tee shirt instead of a tank top.

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  14. I love this dress. I am missing the link. Can you send me a link?


    chameleongirls.blogspot.com

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  15. You look lovely!! Great job!! P.S. I am queen of partially finished projects ;))) THANK YOU for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Sunday!" Hope to see you next week!

    We appreciate it!! Have a great day!!
    Kristine
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  16. That turned out great, love the color!! Nice job. Thanks for linking up today! We appreciate it :) Hope to see you again!
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovely dress - what a great refashion!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  18. That dress is so cute and you are gorgeous!

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  19. I haven't made a tee-shirt dress in about 5 years! I had totally forgotten about them. Yours looks so great. I love the addition of the matching necklace and belt. Looks great. Good job!!

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  20. This is very cute! I love the idea of t-shirt dresses, I'll have to try this.

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  21. This is an absolutely adorable dress. Unfortunately, I can't sew to save my life!!! I'm jealous :-)

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  22. fantastic! and no you're not the only one with projects that old i promise. i have a quilt that has been cut up and ready to sew for the past year and a half and I haven't even started messing with it since then. all it needs is to be sewn yet i just have noooo motivation for it! ooh well :)


    the style projects

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  23. This is lovely, too!

    Thanks for your kind comment on my lil' blog. Please visit again soon and follow me as well if you like my posts there. ^__^

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    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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