Hot Pink T-Shirt Dress
So here’s the tutorial for this scoop/v-neck t-shirt dress. I used hot pink fabric (because I’m taking a vacay in Mexico soon) and this awesome orange/yellow/white fabric that I dyed myself. If you are going to use 2 different fabrics, make sure they are the same type so if there is any shrinkage, it will be uniform.
You’ll also need a fitted t-shirt to trace. I decided to use all drawings for the instructions because I stopped taking pictures of the steps about half way through. Enjoy!
- Place your T-shirt face up on the pink fabric.
- Trace around with a ½” seam allowance.
- For the arm hole, trace the front seams, not the back. They will be different
- For the neck, trace the back (NOT the Front)
- Extend the line for the sides until your dress is the length you want it. I believe the overall length (from shoulder to bottom) was 40”.
- Repeat steps 1-4 for the back. Except this time trace the back armholes, and the back neck seam
- For the neck detail
- Draw a rounded V-shape ( the depth will depend on how risque you want it) on the front pink piece
- Place front pink piece on top of orange fabric, trace V line
- Mark out 4” from this line. Cut out shape
- For the back, do not cut V (unless you want). Trace neck shape on orange fabric
- Mark out 4”, cut
- For each of the orange pieces. Stitch a guidance line on the bottom edge, 3/8” seam allowance
- Using the guidance line, iron edge or orange fabric under, leaving a finished edge.
- Now, sew the orange pieces to pink (right sides together) using a ½” seam allowance along the neck opening seam. Turn Right-sides out
- Top stitch the inner seam on the orange piece (where you had the guidance stitch before)
- Sew front and back of dress together at shoulders. I used an over-locking machine here, because I’m lazy and it makes my life easier.
- To make the best sleeves:
- Open up the pieces you just sewed in step 10, so it lays flat.
- Trace the armhole line. Move aside the front and back pieces
- Decide how long you want your sleeve, I did 10” , draw in the bottom and the 2 side
- Cut 2 of these (opposites of each other). Be sure to mark which is the front (forward facing) and back of each sleeve
- Attach the sleeve to the body of the dress.
- Finish the sleeves by doing a 1″ hem
- Now sew up the whole side of the dress, including under arms
- Hem the bottom with a 1” hem.
All done!!!Pin It