Men’s Shirt Refashion

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
Cheap ~ Under $25
Hours 1-2
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This tutorial is how to take an over-sized man’s shirt and turn it into a woman’s dress. It is relatively easy and very minimal costs. It is a perfect way to add to your wardrobe without spending too much money!

You Will Need...

  • over-sized men's shirt, thrifted or from your husband's closet
  • 1/2 yard of coordinating material for the sides
  • sewing machine & thread

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Measure your bust, waist, hips, and butt, minus 1 inch from the bust, 2 inches from the waist, 3 inches from the hips & 4 inches from the butt. Divide these measurements by four (because you’ll be folding the shirt in half). Fold the shirt in half and mark it using measurement calculated above. Cut out the sides of the shirt on your markings.

  • Step 2

    Cut out a piece of coordinating material like a long triangle starting with 1 inch (plus seam allowance) and gradually expanding to 2 inches at the waist, 3 inches at the hips, and 4 inches at the butt.
    Place right sides together and sew, one side at a time.
    Flip inside out and you’re done!


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