Free Offer
15 Sewing Patterns for Women's Dresses & Other Pretty Projects

Never worry about someone else wearing the same dress as you again when you sew your own pretty dresses! Check out this FREE eBook now!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

T-Shirt DIY Maxi Dress

By: Tringa Osmani from
T-Shirt DIY Maxi Dress
T-Shirt DIY Maxi Dress
This image courtesy of

This T-Shirt DIY Maxi Dress is a super simple sewing tutorial based on a free shirt pattern or just any shirt pattern you have. Whether you want short sleeves for the summer, three-quarter sleeves for the fall and spring, or long sleeves for the winter, this DIY dress is versatile. Use fabric with some elasticity for the best results in this sewing pattern. You can how to make a dress and make the dress in just two to three hours! This DIY T-shirt dress is comfortable for everyday wear and cute enough to dress up for a date night. 

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Your choice of fabric cotton, knit, polyester etc.
  • Plantain t-shirt pattern
  • Cotton thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Scissors

This project was submitted by one of our readers, just like you.

Click Here to Submit Your Project!

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

This looks like a very comfy dress and I like that it is made from a tee shirt pattern and you can use any fabric you like. I like that you can make it long or short sleeve. You have to download the pattern but I am sure you can use one of your tee shirts that is comfy. I do like that I can choose how the length of the dress too. Make more than one. Maxi,mid length and short. This is a great idea. Thanks.

In order to make up this dress, you first need to download a free pattern for a tee shirt. I prefer to make dresses with a sleeve, but this tee shirt pattern comes with long or short sleeves, so it should be easy to incorporate sleeves into the dress. Basically its just a matter of tracing off the tee shirt pattern and then adding the length you would like for the dress. Be careful if you choose a pattern like the dress in the example, as you will need to match up the stripes.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Cutlery Pockets Sewing Pattern

Have your dress your spoons, forks, and knives to the nines with this Cutlery Pockets Sewing Pattern. No matter what special occasion… Continue reading: "Cutlery Pockets Sewing Pattern"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Share Your Project Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----