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I have been wanting to do this DIY idea for quite sometime now. The other day I found this men’s shirt at an op shop (thrift shop) and I knew it was time to get crafty. This is a really cheap DIY, literally only cost me $7 for the shirt.
What you’ll need: Large mens shirt, dress or tank top, sewing machine, scissors, tailors chalk, iron, elastic & pins.
What you’ll need to do:
Lay your dress over the shirt. You could also use a tank top because its the arms holes you need. Using the tailors chalk trace the arm holes. Then draw a straight line directly from the bottom of the arm whole to the bottom corner of the shirt. Repeat on the other side.
With both sides together cut out the dress. Turn the dress inside out. Stitch right sides together and neaten. Overcast or overlock arm wholes. Iron arm whole seam inward and stitch.
To make the dress more fitted you can add a piece of elastic to the back. Try the dress on to determine how much you need to take it in. I used a piece of elastic 12cm long and stretched it over 22cm of the back. Pin the elastic to the inside of the back of the dress. Stitch elastic to dress, pull elastic taut while sewing. Tahh dahh!!