DIY DIY fashion sewing

DIY: T-Shirt Flower Dress

April 5, 2012
T-Shirt Flower Dress

Technically this isn’t a new DIY since this dress was one of the first things that I ever posted on this little blog when my Nikon and I were just getting to know each other, (;)) but I never put up the entire tutorial! In the beginning of my blog days, I used to post all of my tutorials over on Cut Out + Keep, one of my favorite crafting communities. (By the way, Cut Out + Keep just celebrated their 100,000th member! Holy cow that’s a lot of crafters. Congrats to Cat and the rest of the team. :))

This dress is special to me in many ways because it was my first big blog project, I wore it in a trashion show, and holy Moses it took me forever to make. Today it feels more like an art project than a wearable piece– the textures and the colors make it really stand out in the crowd. 🙂

T-Shirt Flower Dress T-Shirt Flower Dress

T-Shirt Flower Dress
T-Shirt Flower Dress
T-Shirt Flower Dress

I don’t even want to know how much thread I used on this dress. A LOT. 😉 If anyone is having a bit of trouble, this is the original flower tutorial that inspired me to make this dress.

DIY Flower Dress

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36 Comments

  • Reply Kate April 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Such a beautiful dress, a really clever idea!
    http://www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.co.uk

  • Reply Kate April 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Such a beautiful dress, a really clever idea!
    http://www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.co.uk

  • Reply Kate April 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Such a beautiful dress, a really clever idea!
    http://www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.co.uk

  • Reply gingermakes April 6, 2012 at 1:02 am

    This is so cool!

  • Reply gingermakes April 6, 2012 at 1:02 am

    This is so cool!

  • Reply gingermakes April 6, 2012 at 2:44 am

    This is so cool!

  • Reply Kim Wilson April 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Good morning! You're blog was recommended by my friend Amy from Mod Podge Rocks so I figured I'd better come over and see. Oh my, I'm so glad I did! This dress is AMAZING! Gorgeous! Do you find people want to touch the dress? (that could be odd, haha) Because I would! It's a textural piece of art! Can't wait to explore the rest of your site!
    ~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal

  • Reply Kim Wilson April 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Good morning! You're blog was recommended by my friend Amy from Mod Podge Rocks so I figured I'd better come over and see. Oh my, I'm so glad I did! This dress is AMAZING! Gorgeous! Do you find people want to touch the dress? (that could be odd, haha) Because I would! It's a textural piece of art! Can't wait to explore the rest of your site!
    ~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal

  • Reply Morena Hockley April 10, 2012 at 1:36 am

    This is beautiful!!

  • Reply Morena Hockley April 10, 2012 at 1:36 am

    This is beautiful!!

  • Reply Morena Hockley April 10, 2012 at 2:41 am

    This is beautiful!!

  • Reply Tally Heilke April 10, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Very fun! 🙂

  • Reply Tally Heilke April 10, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Very fun! 🙂

  • Reply Tally Heilke April 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Very fun! 🙂

  • Reply Kim Wilson April 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Good morning! You're blog was recommended by my friend Amy from Mod Podge Rocks so I figured I'd better come over and see. Oh my, I'm so glad I did! This dress is AMAZING! Gorgeous! Do you find people want to touch the dress? (that could be odd, haha) Because I would! It's a textural piece of art! Can't wait to explore the rest of your site!
    ~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal

  • Reply Printingtextil Natasha May 1, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I love it very much AMAZING dress

  • Reply Printingtextil Natasha May 1, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I love it very much AMAZING dress

  • Reply Printingtextil Natasha May 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I love it very much AMAZING dress

  • Reply Emily May 2, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Gorgeous! Stopping by from Ruffles and Stuff. I will have to try this but maybe on a dress for my daughter (=less work). 🙂

  • Reply Emily May 2, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Gorgeous! Stopping by from Ruffles and Stuff. I will have to try this but maybe on a dress for my daughter (=less work). 🙂

  • Reply Emily May 4, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Gorgeous! Stopping by from Ruffles and Stuff. I will have to try this but maybe on a dress for my daughter (=less work). 🙂

  • Reply Agy May 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Lovely, can't stop looking at it!! AND it looks great on you. 🙂

  • Reply Agy May 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Lovely, can't stop looking at it!! AND it looks great on you. 🙂

  • Reply Agy May 6, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Lovely, can't stop looking at it!! AND it looks great on you. 🙂

  • Reply Polina Barinova May 15, 2012 at 8:32 am

    it's ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!

    http://www.4polinka.blogspot.com

  • Reply Polina Barinova May 15, 2012 at 8:32 am

    it's ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!

    http://www.4polinka.blogspot.com

  • Reply Polina Barinova May 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    it's ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!

    http://www.4polinka.blogspot.com

  • Reply Raluca May 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Just wonderful! I'd like to wear something like this!

  • Reply Raluca May 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Just wonderful! I'd like to wear something like this!

  • Reply Raluca May 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Just wonderful! I'd like to wear something like this!

  • Reply GEORGIASTEWART June 21, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    i love this dress , you are brilliant , it is beautiful and looks like a high end couture ress , i love it

  • Reply melissa December 4, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    first amazing job! second thank you for posting the how-to. i am actually going to make 2 duvet covers for my little girls' new big girl room bunk beds using this technique. did you use all knit fabrics on the dress? does it wash and dry (in a drier) well? i'm going to use whites (tshirts, knit/jersey/fleece from the fabric store) so i can easily oxiclean or bleach out any stains my girls will create.

  • Reply StacieGrissom December 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Hey Melissa! Thank you so much for your kind words! I love the idea for a duvet cover out of these! I did use all knit fabrics on the flowers. 🙂 I've never put the dress in the washer, I've always hand-washed it. 🙂

    Hope your day is going well!

  • Reply Betsy March 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    beautiful.

  • Reply Zoe May 7, 2013 at 8:20 am

    That's so cool! I like how it's interesting from far away and up close.

  • Reply Carole May 30, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Way beyond my fabric handling capabilities (seriously, a bad home ec experience in high school that left me scarred), but this dress is fabulous!

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