The wonderful Mouse House Creations recently shared a t shirt dress tutorial. It looked so incredibly simple and quick that I decided to have a go. I had a cheapy Kmart tshirt that had been sat in a bag since we purchased it, and an offcut of vintage style floral cotton from making the Boo! Exchange dress. Monkeymoo had been so good about that dress too, not asking at all for a dress for herself. So I made her one!
The tutorial suggested adding a gathered skirt to a shortened tshirt, then a contrast panel at the bottom, an apron at the top. I modified it and added a contrast waistband, to keep a nice neat line at the bottom of the tshirt and to move the gathering a bit further down, as Monkeymoo doesnt like clothes with higher waists or scratchies.
I then added a contrast trim, which again I had left over from the exchange dress.
All in, from cutting the tshirt and the skirt to hanging it on the door ready for Monkeymoo to get home, this dress took me less than 45 minutes. It lives up to its reputation for speed. It was also cheap. The top was $2 in Kmart, so £1, the fabric was a £2 worth of off cut left from already cut price cotton. The trim was a 40p bundle in an end of line range in the haberdashery. £3.40 for a dress. And Monkeymoo loved it – she insisted on saving it for a quite special party the coming weekend, and it looked adorable!