Cute Dress from Man's Shirt



Turn a man's shirt into a cute dress with this refashion sewing tutorial from Stefi Luca. The red contrast details create a beautiful finished product in this sewing craft.  This adorable dress is great for the summertime and is fun to wear to a 4th of July BBQ or a day out shopping with friends.  It's lightweight and easy to make and a great way to repurpose an old tee into something useful and wearable.

Men's Shirt to Dress


  • A man's shirt
  • Fabric remnants
  • Bias tape



  1. Gather materials.


  2. I cut out the sleeves and the collar. I suppose the sleeves are the first to get worn out in a shirt, at least this was in my case. So I made sure they were the first I cut out :)


  3. I cut the shirt in two...


  4. ...adjusted the armhole.....


  5. ...removed the pocket, added bias tape along the armholes and the neckline and also some cute little ruffles. Don't forget the darts to fit your bust!


  6. I sewed the folders at the back using a decorative stitch to make it look more fun. The job is done for the upper part of the dress.



  7. Let's move now to the bottom part of the dress to which I added ruffles.


  8. Last thing: a strip of fabric to go between the two cut parts. It has a double role: to add length to the dress and also some extra color.


  9. Voila! Here is the dress! I like its playful look and how it matches the funky bag.  I felt like a teenager when I put it on :) On top of this, it passed Dan's length test, meaning it's not too short.


  10. When I get bored wearing it, I can remove the bottom part and have a feminine shirt.The only thing left to do is wait for the warm weather to wear it :)

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Jun 22, 2013

Very cool! A great way to weed out hubby's shirts instead of going shopping. =)


Jun 14, 2013

Cute, sassy. Can hardly tell it's from a man's shirt once done. I'd like to see sleeves on it. like cap sleeves.


21 Ratings

Jun 6, 2013



Apr 13, 2013

Very Clever...and soooo cute


Jan 20, 2013

I love it!!


Jan 20, 2013

I love it!!


Jan 16, 2013

Very cute idea definitely going to try


Nov 2, 2012

I love the shirt dress. I can't wait to see what I come up with. This is going to be fun & comfortable.


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