I have noticed over the past month or so that the Infinity Dress I made for week Twenty Six is one of the most popular pages of my blog. Infinity dresses are timeless and versatile, but honestly they are kind of outside my budget to make regularly and also lack the originality I crave. I wanted to come up with an infinity dress with pizzazz that even the thriftiest sewers could make.
I hit the thrift store and came back with some tee-shirts for $1 a piece.
I selected two green and two black shirts out of the 6 I bought (get ready for some tee-shirt remakes next week) and cut the sleeves and collars off and cut them up the sides leaving myself with 4 rectangles from the fronts and 4 from the backs.
I sewed the four black pieces together to make one big piece of fabric for the skirt.
I then folded the piece of fabric lengthwise, then width wise and on the closed corner traced a semicircle 1/4 the measurement of my waist.
I then cut along the line and opened it up with the right side facing up.
Now I had to cut out the fabric for the straps. I squared up the fronts and backs of the green shirts and cut them in half lengthwise so I had 8 rectangles. Then I sewed them end to end, 4 for each strap.
Next I attached the straps to the skirt, right sides together, overlapping the straps by about an inch in the center.
Next I made the waist band out of two of the sleeves which I opened up and them sewed together.
Next I attached the waistband to the dress. I pinned the unfinished edge of the waistband to the dress, right sides together and sewed around the waist twice for extra reinforcement.
The finished dress cost me $4 and is one of a kind.
If you have any questions or need any help making your own tee-shirt Infinity Dress just leave me a message and I’ll answer your questions.