May 25, 2021

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How To Turn The T-Shirt Into A Wrap Dress: Pattern Hack

Hi, Everyone! Are you ready for another pattern hack of the free trendy t-shirt? This one is perfect for summer, it's easy to make, and it's doable in a variety of sizes - yay! This tutorial is brought to you by our fabulous content creator @graceloves2bake, read on to follow along as she shows us how to make a Wrap Dress from the Free T-Shirt Pattern.

I don't know about you, but I LOVE t-shirt dresses! I usually wear mine with sneakers and a jean jacket or a cardigan and sandals. This dress is made with the Trendy T-shirt pattern which is free on Pixie Faire! It slips on your doll feet first, meaning no closures in the back!

What you will need:

 

Step 1: Go ahead and print and cut out your pattern pieces. Trace the front pattern piece on your paper and then flip the pattern piece over face down as shown in the picture below. Measure and mark one inch below the armhole (¾ for RRFF). Trace from the mark down to the bottom right hand corner of the pattern piece. Using your ruler, draw a straight line from the shoulder seam to the mark you made on the side.Erase the unnecessary lines. Using your ruler, add three inches to the side seams of the piece (3 inches for RRFF as well). Connect the two lines at the bottom. This is now your pattern piece for the front of the dress.

 

Step 2: Take your back pattern piece and tap it to a piece of paper. Add three inches to the length just as you did with the front. Draw a straight line for the bottom of the piece as well. (I learned this technique from previous Pixie Faire tutorials.) I also added some arrows to indicate that I will be cutting this out on the fold.

 

Step 3: Now it’s time to cut out your dress! You should have two front pieces, two sleeves, and one back piece.

 

Step 4: Sew your shoulder seams together. Turn the entire neckline under ¼ of an inch and hem. Hem your sleeves and sew them onto the dress just as directed in the pattern instructions.

 

Step 5: This part is a bit tricky to put into words, but as long as you follow the pictures it should be easy!  It is time to sew up the side seams. Start by lying the doll’s left front side of the dress face up. Then place the left side of the crossover piece on top, also right side up. Next, put the dress’ back left side seam on top, right side down and sew.

 

Step 6: Now it is time to sew the other side seam. Line the sides up right sides together just like you would if you were sewing the t-shirt. Then lay the crossover top, right side down and sew.

 

Step 7: Hem the bottom of the dress making sure the front has a double layer. I only turned up the hem once due to the thickness of the front of the dress.

 

This general idea can work for any of the free t-shirt patterns, you'll just need to adjust the measurement to be appropriate for the doll size. Below is a cute picture of the new 12" Siblies doll (from Ruby Red) wearing a dress made just for her too! Stay tuned next week as we begin posting patterns for the dolls and post a full doll review & giveaway too!

We'd love to see your creations too, so if you make one, please tag us on Instagram @graceloves2bake @PixieFaire 

You can also share pictures in the Pixie Faire Inspritation Gallery right here on the website, either use the #pixiefaire when posting on IG, or just click the little + box to upload your picture right here on the website!

Thanks everyone!

For Pixie Faire, @graceloves2bake

 

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26 Comments

Teri
Teri

May 26, 2021

I love the hack as it gives it an Asian flair!

Sherry
Sherry

May 26, 2021

I love this idea I make a lot of your patterns and send them to my Grand Daughter I will
Gladly add this one to them . Really cute!!!.

Mary
Mary

May 26, 2021

I would add a simple trim to the crossover neckline. Then I would accessorize with a necklace and bracelet set. This hack is adorable!

Liana
Liana

May 26, 2021

That’s a great hack! I’m thinking all she needs is a pair of flip flops :)

Tatum
Tatum

May 26, 2021

I love this! I have an old black knit that has some silver glitter in it. I’ve been trying to find the perfect dress to make a party dress!!

Tatum
Tatum

May 26, 2021

I love this! I have an old black knit that has some silver glitter in it. I’ve been trying to find the perfect dress to make a party dress!!

c
c

May 26, 2021

A bracelet and a hat.

Linda
Linda

May 26, 2021

I love this hack! and the T-shirt pattern is awesome, Thank you

Betty Scott
Betty Scott

May 26, 2021

I sew for my great-granddughter. I use to sew for my granddaughters. They love their dolls.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

May 26, 2021

I have so many cute knits to upcycle. This will be the perfect dress for them.

Marichu M
Marichu M

May 26, 2021

I like it simple, tshirt and sneakers.

Sandy
Sandy

May 26, 2021

Can hardly wait to try this hack out! I have 3 Sew Powerful purses cut and ready to finish first, then I’ll be making some of these cute and easy dresses. So much fun!!!

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

May 26, 2021

I would add some jewelry and a hat!

Annie
Annie

May 26, 2021

Just what I need. Some simple dresses.

Susana
Susana

May 26, 2021

Thank you for this tutorial! I would try to add some embellishments on the fabric like sequin or beads…

Bonnie
Bonnie

May 26, 2021

love to make this dress & add hat & purse

Jo
Jo

May 25, 2021

I will most likely dress it up with a hat, some jewelry, cute shoes, and a bag. Thank you for this pattern, that even a beginner like me can hand sew!

Dawn
Dawn

May 25, 2021

This would make a cute swimsuit coverup with Sandals and a beach bag or with leggings and sandals!!! Many ideas running though my mind.

Christine Cooley
Christine Cooley

May 25, 2021

I’d pair it with some cute sandals and stylish bag to go with the dress. I like the hat already pictured.

Lynn
Lynn

May 25, 2021

A cute print for the dress plus a denim jacket and flats or sandals.

Linda
Linda

May 25, 2021

I would make a pair of Liberty Jane leggings to go under, I think that would be cute!

Maurine
Maurine

May 25, 2021

I would use a girly stripe knit fabric that would accentuate the wrap look of the shirt.

Kimberly C
Kimberly C

May 25, 2021

I would style it using different patterns of tees.

Emily H.
Emily H.

May 25, 2021

I’d give this dress some boho stying with a crocheted beach hat, sandals, and add a crocheted “string bag” so Blaire can go shopping at the local farmer’s market.

Lisa A
Lisa A

May 25, 2021

My immediate thought was a narrow striped t-shirt I have, ready for an upcycle … it would be a perfect dress in this pattern for my new Ruby Red Bella!

Nanette M Seale
Nanette M Seale

May 25, 2021

I would love to use this pattern. First off I’d like to try using tee shirts that my grand daughter has outgrown, but re still in great shape.

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