Made you look! I cut up a couple of men’s XL t-shirts and created this wrap-top dress. The deconstructed design keeps the ready-made sleeves and bottom hem of one of the shirts, allowing you to skip a couple of steps involved in your usual dress-making project.
I’d gauge this as a project for intermediate-level sewers: the construction is simple, you just need a certain degree of comfort tailoring the fit (adding gathers, ruching the sleeves, etc.) Here is more or less how it’s done:
What You Need:
2 men’s t-shirts (L to XL work for most of us)
sewing machine and thread
What To Do:
7. Make the waist tie by sewing two of strips remaining from step (2) to create one long strip. With right sides together, stitch one short side and the long side. Turn right-side-out and stitch the remaining short side closed.
10. Turn the dress bodice inside out, and slip the skirt into the bodice so that the raw waist edges are matched with right sides together. Gather the skirt as necessary and pin to fit into the bodice. Stitch.
11. You can add details to the sleeves by shirring them (stitch the top center of each sleeve with a long stitch and pull the thread to create gathers, then stitch in place with a small-stitch length).