Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My take on a trend - T-shirt dresses

T-shirt dresses are in, according to Lucky. Well, ok, I got to work over the weekend.



This was a super-easy t-shirt dress. I pulled out Simplicity 4076, and lengthened it appropriately. One tiny hiccup - I forgot to add some inches for my hip, I forgot that the t-shirt hits me above my hip. So, its a little snug around my hips, but perhaps impetus to lose some weight. (Or, invest in control-top underwear?)

In any case, easy knit dress, in a few hours. Perfect for running errands around town.

Parting shot:


Ok, I don't often rant about the price of some RTW. It is what it is, there are clearly some people willing to pay for it, etc, etc. But seriously, this dress, by Coven, costs $434. Mine costs $3.

9 comments:

Becky said...

Oh, that's really cute! I don't think it looks too tight at all. Now I'm inspired!

Christina said...

I *cannot* believe the prices of some, well, all, of those! Anyway, great inspiration, and thank goodness we sew!

AllisonC said...

Woo hoo it looks great and now you have $431 left over to spend on some more fabric!!

Stephanie said...

That's so cute! I'm glad to know t-shirt dresses are in. Seems like a very simple dress to make!

angie.a said...

CUTE! Ever bit as cute as the pricey version! If my bum wasn't so, um, large I might whip one of these out too. I love this pattern, don't you?!

Chicago Sarah said...

That looks so cute! I might try making on when I'm back from Maine (ie July)

Kristy said...

Great dress, such a lovely colour. I love comparing what I make to the cost of RTW - not only does it make me feel quite smug at not being ripped off, I feel much better during the next purchase of fabric.....

Lilia said...

Really cute Reethi. And you've been tagged: http://sewlil.blogspot.com/2008/05/tag-im-it.html

Sew Shy said...

The minute I saw your picture, I said to myself !!!She turned S4076 into a dress!!! Go Reethi!!! I love how ambitious and fearless you are in your sewing, and you're right, that's the only way we should be. Your dress looks great - and I'm sure it's super comfortable.