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Recycled T-Shirt Halter/Tie-Back Dress

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Lil Blue Boo
Price $12.00
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Introducing....the Recycled T-Shirt Halter/Tie-Back Dress ePattern! It can be worn by itself or with a short or long sleeve shirt underneath. The sizes included in the pattern are 12M to size 6 but I have used the size 5 and 6 as a shirt for older sizes.

This is a 33-page PDF tutorial with 6 pattern pages and includes ALL of my tips and tricks for sewing knit fabrics on a regular sewing machine. The dress takes approximately 2 hours from start to finish and there are many options for customizing the dress to your liking! Start saving your t-shirts, knit clothing and scrap fabric now! My daughter received so many compliments and inquiries on these dresses that I decided to make it into a comprehensive tutorial that even the most inexperienced sewer can follow! Recycling t-shirts is not only an economical way to make clothing for children, but also an easy way to make one-of-a-kind, comfortable, soft clothing that you could never find in a store!

My original PDF pattern & tutorial includes:

:: 33 pages of easy to follow step-by-step complete sewing instructions
:: 92 full color images, diagrams and drawings to demonstrate pattern specifics
:: 6 pattern pages which include separate patterns for sizes 12M, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5 & 6
:: Bloomers pattern for the 12M and 2T sizes
:: Options for halter straps, tie-back loops, or stationary straps
:: Options for customizing your dress by adding a ruffle, pockets, and racing stripes/graphics


:: 2 or 3 t-shirts or other knit clothing/fabric
:: Coordinating thread (100% polyester thread is the best for sewing knits)
:: Spray starch
:: Disappearing ink pen
:: 3-inch sewing/embroidery needle (or two 2-inch needles that you can tape together)
:: Freezer paper or other large paper for creating pattern pieces
Optional materials:
:: Either a jersey ball point or a stretch needle (I use an orange size 11 needle for my Singer machine)
:: For bloomers: 30” of ¼” elastic

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a recycled halter dress/top. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase

by hom, lillian
on February 25th, 2014

I Love this pattern. So easy to follow and what a way to use up scraps

by Fields, Krista
on May 29th, 2013

I made this to match my older daughters softball team. My younger daughter was a hit and people asked me to make them for their children.

by Knight, Deb
on January 25th, 2013

Super duper easy! Love this pattern.

by Normandin, Melissa
on December 3rd, 2012

Great pattern! Use this one alot during warmer weather!

by Bricker, Cheryl
on November 17th, 2012

As always Ashley's patterns are clear and easy to follow and easy to adapt to make what you want. Love this.

by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 18th, 2012

LOVE all our lil blue patterns. And my girls love going through old t-shirts looking for things for skirts, dresses or pieces of dresses. THANKS

by Noelia Corona-Terry
on January 4th, 2012

My very first recycle pattern and I LOVE it! Made my daughter an adorable University of Texas dress out of a few of my old shirts and it turned out sooo adorable! Had older women asking me to make them one!

by Sarah Boyd
on August 1st, 2001

I love this pattern! It's well written and the detailed pictures make it easy to follow. The possibilities are endless as to what you can do with a couple old T-shirts!

by Jen
on August 1st, 2001

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern! Quick and easy and so fun to make. I can't tell you how many dresses I have wipped out with pattern. Great for all levels of sewing :).

by Joanna PUrgason
on August 1st, 2001

I love this pattern! Easy to follow, great instructions and lots of pictures. These are my girl's favorite dresses, and I love making them for gifts. Such a great way to reuse old materials! :)


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