Comfy doesn’t need to mean unfashionable. This knit dress is fun, cute, and totally practical for everyday wear! The best part? You can make this pattern with one of your own t-shirts!
Begin by tracing your shirt until just below the sleeves. I curved the bottom of my pattern slightly, to account for some inevitable drooping when the skirt is attached. I also traced the sleeves, making them slightly longer than they were n the original tee.
After your pattern and fabrics are cut, it’s time to sew. The front and back panels of the dress top get sewn together at the shoulders before the sleeves are added. At this point, I decided to line the shirt panels, to give it a little more stability. I attached the lining at the neck, forming the garment’s neckline, and hemmed the sleeves.
The last and simplest step is the bottom – all it is, is a basic circle skirt. I decided to go for a hi-lo hem, which measured abut 24″ in the front and 36″ toward the back.
The skirt is then attached to the bottom of the shirt panels, so the opening should measure roughly the same as the circumference of the shirt. I made mine just slightly larger, so I could add a box pleat in the back.
This makes it way more fun to twirl in!