|Petit Bateau Short-Sleeved Tee Dress |
(currently sold out, but see link here)
|My DIY version - Aqua, Pink Coral, |
See tutorial after the jump:
- An old t-shirt of yours that fits well (this will be your top block)
- One of hubby's old t-shirts (this will be your bottom block)
- Knit fabric or another knit garment (this will be your middle block)
- Scissors or rotary cutter + mat
Step 1: Choose the colors you'd like in your dress and find the corresponding old tees / knits. I used an old aqua t-shirt of mine, some pink coral knit fabric (I didn't have any similar colored tees I could sacrifice), and one of hubby's old black t-shirts.
Step 2: Try on your old tee and mark it (I used blue chalk which is conveniently covered by my SPG watermark in the middle - oops) a little under your bust. Cut at this line and the top block is now done!
Step 3: Now you're going to move to the bottom block using your hubby's tee. You'll want to make sure to use one that is either solid colored or has a design only at the top portion of the tee. I cut the bottom 13" of his tee off. Bottom block complete!
Step 4: Try your top and bottom blocks on and measure how long you'd like your middle block to be. I used 18 inches to accommodate my baby bump and wound up with an 18 x 60" rectangle.
Step 5: Lay all your blocks in order. You'll want to taper your middle block to transition smoothly between your top and bottom blocks. Your top block should be relatively small and your bottom block wider to give your dress an A-line shape. Now sew!
Step 6: Try on your dress and slim the sides if needed.
You're finished! Easy peasy, right?
Dress: DIY Colorblocked T-Shirt Dress
Necklace: Apt. 9 from Kohl's
Belt: Cole Haan Croc-embossed
Bag: "Charlotte" Vintage Messenger
Shoes: Indigo by Clarks
On an unrelated note, I have no idea what to do with my face in blog pictures since I'm so used to just cutting my head off. I'm sure I just look grumpy but it's really just me being clueless. Any tips? Grinning ear to ear seems like it'd be weird?