DIY Drop Waist V-neck Jersey Dress from old T-shirts

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Yes, another t-shirt DIY {wherein I steal shirts from my husband}! This little dress is so comfy! Wear it around the house or to the beach with sandals or with leggings and a blazer for fall. You can even add another “skirt” ruffle around the bottom if you have extra material. I love it. It’s pretty much a blank slate …I’ll leave it up to you to get creative with it. Thinking about safety pins, gold spray paint, tie-dye or even using the extra jersey to make little flowers and hand-stitching them on. {easily make this for the kiddos too!}

What You’ll Need…

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Steps…

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Voila!

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Aldo gladiator stilettos c.a. 2008 seen here and here

Have fun!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

68 Comments

  • anna

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    LOVING IT! This is such a great idea! If I had a littl’ talent for stuff like that, I would make a red one! ;)
    It’s gorgeous! :)

  • samantha ezra.

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    this is way cute! gotta try this.

  • down and out chic

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    so cute, so smart! i’d definitely throw on leggings and a blazer and be off!!!

  • daer0n

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    I love the simplicity of this little dress, i love simplicity period, because you can add so much to it and get creative with stuff like this, and every time it can be a totally different outfit by adding little details to it. This is also such a versatile piece, love it. :)

  • Susan

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    awww, so awesome! I love how simply gorgeous this dress is.
    congrats :)
    xoxo

  • Hildi****

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    i lovee that iddeaa..that dreess lokks cute on u

  • Dream Sequins

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    That’s really cute. Two DIYs in one: your hubby can now wear a crop top to the beach (JK – LOL).

  • Lisa Petrarca

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    Wish I could sew…would definitely do this one. I’m all about cute & comfy!

    New title for you…
    “FASHION DESIGNER FOR THE EVERYDAY GIRL.”

    What do ya think?

  • we wear things

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    just LOVE all your DIYs

  • Fashion By He

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    wow you make it seem so easy…and you look amazing

    fashionbyhe.blogspot.com

  • The Cottage Cheese

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    This dress is adorable! I wish I could sew…

    Pop over to my blog if you get a chance. I’m having a giveaway!

  • Sheri

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    Very cute! This is something I’m gonna try too!

  • ~alison

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    omg! I love it! Maeg – this is super cute!

  • Brooke

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    Love it. You’re so creative! (I know I say that every DIY, but it’s true!)

  • anhesty

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    u r awesome! diy goddess!

  • josephine

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    cute! great idea

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    Why in the hell don’t you have a show on TLC or Bravo or HSN or something!!!!????

  • Jacqueline

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    I love it! It is really cute. Nothing better than stealing your SO’s clothing, right? Love it. You are really creative girl!

    http://www.fashionsnag.com

  • Kristin

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    Great idea! You are quite the creative gal.

  • stacy

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    this could be my favourite DIY thus far.

  • Hanako66

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    this is so cute and ultra wearable!!!

  • mango

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    what an awesome idea!

  • Iva

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    I LOVE it! this is so perfect! Totally looks like THE most comfortable dress EVER!! …my husband has 300 too many of these shirts, I can try this a million times a not feel too guilty, if {ok, WHEN} I make a mistake and need to start all over!

    THANK YOU!

  • Children of the 90s

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    Cute idea! It’s like a recessionista’s answer to needing a new outfit. I love it!

  • Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    great idea, so creative!

  • Niku

    September 30, 2009 | Reply

    haha i love how u always steal your hubby’s clothes!

  • drollgirl

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    FAAAAAAAB!!! i need one of these. it would be my housedress after getting home from work! ahahhaha. i am not kidding. i love it! it would be a go-to comfy dress that i would wear all the time.

  • bananas.

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    FREAKIN FAB-U-LOUS!!! looks super comfy…i want one!

  • J-Diggety

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Okay, I’m having a clothes-gasm. Seriously. I need like 5 of these for between-classes-and-rehearsals cover ups! Ooh, ooh, long-sleeve ones, too!

    xoxo J

  • *~kAy~*

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Such an amazing DIY post! <3
    One of my fav tops/dress looks very similar to the one you just made! <3 I have to try this!
    Thanks for sharing <3

  • Tatiana

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Wow girl! You definitely got some talent!! That’s way too cute! You’re blog is just fabulous!

  • SLynnRo

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    That’s kind of brilliant.

  • freeteyme

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    You are now officially the Martha Stewart of fashion! so cute!

  • rani

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    you are such a creative mind, if only i have mind like that, i must have been able to save significant amount of money instead of buying new clothes all the time, ;) btw thanx for commenting on my blog, i appreciate it ;D

  • Tara Gibson

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Way cute! love it!

  • Amelia M

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    That looks great! Yet another handy DIY, I can’t wait to try it myself!

  • Tina

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    so simple and so perfect! love it as well as all that you share with us :)

  • Angela

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Meagan, I’ve wanted to ask you this for a while. What do you do about the see-through-y-ness of plain white t’s? I just can’t do the “gee, there’s her bra” thing. And with many summer dresses, the whole thing is quite sheer. I’ll often add a tank or cami underneath, but that takes away from the whole carefree, effortless look it’s supposed to invoke. Help!

  • Ita

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Awesome! Very creative :)Thanks for sharing your idea.

  • marb

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    seems so easy and sexy!!iwill try it!!

  • Carlotta

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    easy & chic!! you can mix 2 different colors too: love it!!

  • Annie Spandex

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Oh how cute!!! It’s like a tennis dress! Looks easy, too.. This is genius!

  • Quincifer

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    *like like like*

  • Cathy Voyage

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Again: you’re so talented and creative!

  • wrinkledrose

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    You are amazing! Always love your DIY section =)

  • Kate

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    This is perfect. Thank you! I am picking up my new sewing machine tomorrow and will be making this soon after :) Well, after I get through my “to sew” pile.

    P.S. My verification word is “mating” hehe…

  • diane

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Jeeze Maegan, it took me forever to catch up on everything I’ve been missing on your blog. But now I’m feeling fashionable and “in the know” thanks to you! Congratulations on your Vogue feature.
    xo d

  • Fashion Therapist

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    I love your creations! I’m so glad I found your blog from Tiffany’s!

  • Suzanne

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    cool!

  • Design it Chic

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    this looks so cute:) oh and also if you have time, you may wanna stop by to check out the exciting news I’m sharing today:)
    Happy Thursday!

  • Chessa!

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    love it! honestly, maegan…so simple and so awesome.

  • janettaylor

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Love it!

    X♥X♥

  • The Lil Bee

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    You make it look so easy, Maegan! Such a simple and pretty look…love it:)

  • Feelmore

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    These T-shirt DIY’s are my favorite! So simple and immediate gratification! Going to go home and get my sewing machine out – Hubby just put it away after 2 weeks of neglect… not any more! =)

  • Glamour Bbey

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    LOVE IT! Like every post of you!

    xxx

  • Chris

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Great project! And yeah, it looks super comfy, too :)

  • Lisa

    October 1, 2009 | Reply

    Super cute! Your DIYs are always great

  • CuriousGirl

    October 2, 2009 | Reply

    OMG how do you think of such cute DIY projects!! I envy your creative abilities. And you always look SO great doing it!

    Props to you!!

    info @bookofrandomness .com

  • Deborah

    October 2, 2009 | Reply

    Maegan – Not to be such a kiss-up, but I do swear you could put on a paperbag, cinch it at the waist with your gold stretchy vintage belt, and you’d look fabulous. How are you so cute? Beyond jealous! Rock it like a child in timeout.

  • Rachel@oneprettything.com

    October 2, 2009 | Reply

    Wow Maegan, this is GORGEOUS! Perfect for this time of year in CA. I love it. I’ll be linking.

  • The818

    October 4, 2009 | Reply

    This is amazing!

  • Mickie Antognoli

    October 21, 2009 | Reply

    oh, i need about 50 of these!! you are so awesome.

    xoxox

  • Evie Stewart

    November 27, 2009 | Reply

    What an awesome/stylish/practical idea. And it’s free, if you’ve got a willing guy.

    Luv it!

    xo/

    @EvieStewart

  • Alicia

    June 29, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing all of your fabulous ideas & thoughts. :) alicia

  • Laura

    August 23, 2010 | Reply

    Where did you get the V neck tshirt from?

    Thanks,
    lfstamper@gmail.com

  • Kelly

    May 30, 2011 | Reply

    This is incredible – such a great tutorial. I absolutely am going to try this.

  • Emma Loo

    June 3, 2011 | Reply

    This is adorable!!! I want to go out right now and get some V-necks for it! Just fell in love with your blog. Keep it up!

  • Anna S

    December 30, 2011 | Reply

    That is awesome. Another great way to recycle old shirts. :)

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