Hawkeye Game Day Dress

My first attempt at a game day dress, made from a size large t-shirt 🙂 It was really easy to make and only took a few hours! Keep reading to see how I made it.

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Materials
1 t-shirt 
Contrast fabric (I used black)
1-inch wide ribbon
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1. Start with a t-shirt with you university mascot or logo on the front (our mascot is Herky). I used a size Large t-shirt, which is two size larger than what I usually wear.
2. Cut off the sleeve and collar right along the seam

 

3. Cut straight across the t-shirt, right under where the collar used to be.

4. Cut diagonally towards the top of the shirt, starting at the bottom of the arm hole. I folded my shirt in half to make sure it was even on both sides.

4. Fold over the edges of shirt that you just cut (green arrows) towards the wrong side of the shirt  by 1-inch and stitch. Then fold over top edge of the shirt by about 1 1/4 of an inch (red arrow). This will form a tub at the top of the shirt to slide your ribbon through. (Do this for both sides of the shirt, so you will actually have two tubes; one in the front of the shirt and one in the back).
5. Next, you’re going to thread your ribbon through the tubes (casings) that you just created. I like to attach a safety pin to the end of the ribbon and use it to thread the ribbon through. Play around with the ribbon until you achieve a length long enough to tie both sides comfortably around your shoulders. 

(Front)

(back)
6. Now you should have something that’s starting to look like a dress! At this point, take the dress in on the sides until it fits the way you like. I had to take mine in about 3 inches on each side to achieve the perfect fit. If you prefer the baggy look, leave it as is.
Before taking the dress in on the sides

After being taken in. Fit much better.

7. The dress was a little short at this point for me, so I used some black fabric and added a flounce at the bottom. This added about 3 inches to the dress.

The finished product!

Ready for some football!

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