How To Make a Colorblock Dress from T-Shirts by Kristina

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sometimes a favorite piece is just too comfortable to throw away. I didn't want to get rid of my perfect fit tee from the GAP so I decided to up-cycle three extra large men's polo shirts from Goodwill to create a dress inspired by this colorblock dress

Chic Girl's Tip: Anytime you plan to up-cycle jersey knit pieces, wash and dry the clothes before cutting them for your projects. For this project, I used the largest shirt as the bottom layer and smallest for the top to make sure the shape of the skirt portion was a-line.

More color block maxi dresses:


  1. so simple and easy and cool and stylish, I definitely find the good old clothes I decided to give away and make like this...thank you

  2. This looks awesome! And it is so easy to make!!

    Great idea. :)

    Ana Paula
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  3. This is brilliant! I want to try a skirt version of this now!

  4. Ooh, I actually really like this and it looks store-bought! So many DIYs like this look sooo home-sewn and tacky to me, but this is great! I'll have to try it out!!!

  5. I can't wait to try this!

  6. That is more than great! I love it and will share, if you're ok with it... :)
    Very good tutorial, perfect DIY!


  7. i just made this dress tonite and it was as easy as the tutorial claimed. it turned out cute, tho next time ill use nicer shirts and all the same size, i had to resize the shirt strips cause they weren't all the same size.

  8. I don't understand how to create the pin tucks on the front...? Help =]

  9. Its really awesome. Plz upload the video

  10. not sure if this is still monitored, but wondering if you had suggestions on making this as maternity dress?

    1. I would just use a tank or t-shirt that fits you up top, and instead of cutting it at the natural waist, cut it right under your bust. And instead of doing the pin tucks, I would use a gathering method to allow room to grow, but still give the appearance of a snug fit.

  11. I'm definitly going to try this!

    As you can see I love color block dresses and skirts!

  12. It's creative and must add how pretty it looks.... wow. Thanks for this idea.