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There are only a few wardrobe staples that really can play a major role in every single woman’s capsule wardrobe. In my opinion, a basic t-shirt dress is definitely one of them. Reasons?

T-shirt dresses are easy to wear. The soft, stretchy material means wearing them feels comfortable against the skin. I think they are perfect for casual and formal occasions and you can wear them all day long without feeling uncomfortable. For me this kind of dress is so perfect, because it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. If you wear them with sneakers it’s a casual look, or then pair them with with heels for a more formal event. You can easily style them in a variety of ways, because the shape is so simple yet stylish.

You can pair this type of dress with accessories such as belts, jackets, and jewelry to create a unique look. T-shirt dresses come in a variety of styles and lengths, making them flattering for different body types. They can be fitted or loose, depending on the desired look.

They are often more affordable than other types of dresses, making them a great option for those on a budget.

That’s why in today’s post, I’ll be walking you through exactly how to make one yourself! For today’s tutorial, we’ll be using a shirt you already have to create a dress that fits you perfectly.

How To Make Your Own DIY T-Shirt Dress

How to make an easy summer tank dress .

We used a similar process to make the matching mommy and me dresses in the past.The process was so easy I decided to make it again, this time even easier!

Want the FREE printable instructions delivered to your inbox? You can fill out the form below! I like to have a paper copy when I am working, because then I never have to worry about the screen going black in between steps. 😉 So for this pattern you’ll need a printer, paper, and a basic sewing machine and supplies. 

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 I like to use organic cotton fabric if I can find it for this versatile dress to maximize comfortability. Its basically an oversized t-shirt dress, so find your favorite t-shirt or tank top) Even graphic t-shirts will do) and we’ll use it for the perfect relaxed fit that you will love. 

Step 1

This part is about making your perfect fit pattern. Take your chosen shirt and trace. Here is where you decide how long you want your dress to be! You could make it long like festival dresses, a simple midi length dress, or just a basic black t shirt dress. your choice! 

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Step 2

Cut out your newly made pattern and get to sewing!

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And that’s all! Simple right? T-Shirt dresses are such a versatile and comfortable option thatwe see many celebrities wearing them.  Who, you may ask? The many in this list include:

  1. Kendall Jenner: Kendall Jenner has been seen wearing t-shirt dresses on multiple occasions. She often pairs them with sneakers or boots for a casual look.

  2. Rihanna: Rihanna is known for her bold fashion choices, and she has been spotted wearing t-shirt dresses in various colors and styles, often the color black.
  3. Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift has been seen wearing t-shirt dresses both on stage and off. She often pairs them with statement accessories to create a unique look.
  4. Selena Gomez: Selena Gomez has been seen wearing t-shirt dresses in a variety of styles, from fitted to loose. She often pairs them with sneakers or sandals for a casual look.
  5. Gigi Hadid: This gorgeous lady wears t-shirt dresses in various lengths and styles. She often pairs them with statement accessories to create a fashionable look.

Many people also love to wear this type of dress to special occasions or with festival accessories for maximum comfort festival outfits with great ease of movement. You could even make simple festival tops with this easy pattern DIY! It’s also such a simple pattern for simple go to white dresses and black dresses that you can style in so many ways! You also can’t go wrong with a color heather grey dress for layering. But any choice you make could bring some serious color zest into your wardrobe. At any rate, it’ll definitely be a great addition to any closet no matter what. Happy sewing! 

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