T-Shirt DIY Maxi Dress

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T-Shirt DIY Maxi Dress
T-Shirt DIY Maxi Dress
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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

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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.


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