Refashion- summer dress from a long man t-shirt (coffee brown with blue beads)

This was a loooong project. I mean to write this post. I made this dress in about 3-5 days, because i had only 1-2 hours a day for sewing and finishing the whole procedure.
I love refashion because it is so exciting to make something unique and quite cheap with a simple way. Also, most of the time i refashion because i need something i cannot find or if i find something but think it is too pricey (even if i could afford it). Ok ok, it is easy for me as i can sew..

So lets start the story! I purchased 2 long man t-shirt which is originally – sorry for who wear it- awful! Really, these long t-shirts on men just look as they put on a woman’s dress. Not boy-ish.
I bought a size S and a size XL because i thought, the S will be fit on my upper body but won’t be enough long so i can use some fabric from the XL. But hey, Even the man- S was a little big but totally was enough long. So this time I just used the S sized (and already started to make something from the XL ;–) ).
It looked like this, on me:


I made a bigger neckline, a shorter sleeve, put a breast seam, cut the back for a fancy detail and put ‘built in belt’.
I made you a drawing for easier imagine, both front and back side.



After the sewing was ready i dyed my dress into a nice coffee brown. I recommend liquid painting pour into water instead of powder, for a bigger piece like that. I dyed also the belt, as long as it was white too.
The very last steps were put the blue beads and iron the whole dress especially the edges.

And now the dress en vivo.

And a before after as well, because it is always so fun.


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