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
    {Visit me at Mommyhood, PhD}

  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?

  11. I'm definitly going to try this!

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