+ Oversized tee shirt dress, aka the go-to summer dress

I have made quite a few rectangle tops and one I’m actually currently wearing as I type this up, the irony! They are the most comfortable and flattering. They give you room to hide things (like post baby pump or period bloat) and give you the comfort to go run and play with your kids or boyfriends or what have you. I decided that…why not make it into a dress? And let me tell you….the perfect throw on Summer dress was created. Its comfy, and breathable and perfect for that “I’m in a hurry and I don’t know what to wear moment”. It will be one of my go to Summer dresses and I’m hoping to make more in something patterned!


1.5 yards of knit fabric (flowy and not too sheer)
a loose or boxy knit shirt – you can use this tutorial here to help.
sewing machine

rectangle dress


  1. tricotille says:

    So cute !…

  2. Roxanne says:

    Polka dots! Stripes! Blocked! You make the possibilities endless! Thanks!

  3. you are so right!love this one!


  4. This is so cute! I made a similar tshirt dress (http://www.kokay.me/do-it-yourself/diy-tshirt-dress/) and will be wearing it all summer too!!

  5. I could wear that all summer long!!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial:

  6. Love this! I really want to make the maxi version you made in grey, too!

  7. I’d love to make this dress, and would like to ‘pin’ it but see no way to.

  8. I cannot wait to make this! I already ordered fabric :)!!

  9. What kind of knit did you use for this. I’m new to sewing . What knit is not too thin but not too thick .


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