No Sew T Shirt to Dress

It took me longer to write this tutorial than to make the dress – no joke.

Give it a shot!

First, grab your supplies –  I started with a youth size medium sleeveless racerback T shirt – this will work with any sleeveless shirt with a binding.  We’ll try it with a regular t shirt next time…

You will also need –

  • IMG_1753Scissors or a seam ripper
  • About 3 – 3.5 yards of ribbon (1/8″ is easy to pull through – you could go up to 1/2″)
  • A Bodkin (this is a sewing tool used for threading elastic and turning things – mine is ball point) or a safety pin small enough to fit into the binding.  Make sure it’s nice and sturdy.

Grab  your scissors and start snipping:

No Sew Shirt to dress

Now grab your ribbon and bodkin or safety pin:

No Sew T shirt dress ribbon threading

A few close ups of the Ribbon Threading to help you along:

And there you go! Pull your ribbons through and tie off as desired, trim to the length you like.  I found it best to make sure the shirt is gathered in the front and not in the back – it will lay better that way.

Embellish your dress, and make it awesome! Here is ours finished (though as of yet unadorned) – best pictures I could get with my ‘I’m not so much in the mood for this right now’ model –

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Hope you enjoy – Happy NO SEWING!!!!!

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2 thoughts on “No Sew T Shirt to Dress

  1. So cute, Cindi! Now how can we do it in myyyyy size?! Actually, I bet I could do a quick project were a thrifted skirt is attached to the bottom of a similarly-styled tank to make a quick summer babydoll thing. Hmmm… thanks for the inspiration!

    Oh, and I thought I’d add, before I had a bodkin, I found the eraser-end of a unsharpened pencil works pretty well, too. Just enough grab to help you push through.

    • Cool idea with the pencil! And yes please try that! I have one sitting here waiting for a little one to try that with…would love to see it work for a grown up! Thanks Miss Amber!

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