DIY Drop Waist V-neck Jersey Dress from old T-shirts

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Yes, another t-shirt DIY {wherein I steal shirts from my husband}! This little dress is so comfy! Wear it around the house or to the beach with sandals or with leggings and a blazer for fall. You can even add another “skirt” ruffle around the bottom if you have extra material. I love it. It’s pretty much a blank slate …I’ll leave it up to you to get creative with it. Thinking about safety pins, gold spray paint, tie-dye or even using the extra jersey to make little flowers and hand-stitching them on. {easily make this for the kiddos too!}

What You’ll Need…










Aldo gladiator stilettos c.a. 2008 seen here and here

Have fun!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • anna

    September 30, 2009 |

    LOVING IT! This is such a great idea! If I had a littl’ talent for stuff like that, I would make a red one! 😉
    It’s gorgeous! 🙂

  • samantha ezra.

    September 30, 2009 |

    this is way cute! gotta try this.

  • down and out chic

    September 30, 2009 |

    so cute, so smart! i’d definitely throw on leggings and a blazer and be off!!!

  • daer0n

    September 30, 2009 |

    I love the simplicity of this little dress, i love simplicity period, because you can add so much to it and get creative with stuff like this, and every time it can be a totally different outfit by adding little details to it. This is also such a versatile piece, love it. 🙂

  • Susan

    September 30, 2009 |

    awww, so awesome! I love how simply gorgeous this dress is.
    congrats 🙂

  • Hildi****

    September 30, 2009 |

    i lovee that iddeaa..that dreess lokks cute on u

  • Dream Sequins

    September 30, 2009 |

    That’s really cute. Two DIYs in one: your hubby can now wear a crop top to the beach (JK – LOL).

  • Lisa Petrarca

    September 30, 2009 |

    Wish I could sew…would definitely do this one. I’m all about cute & comfy!

    New title for you…

    What do ya think?

  • we wear things

    September 30, 2009 |

    just LOVE all your DIYs

  • Fashion By He

    September 30, 2009 |

    wow you make it seem so easy…and you look amazing

  • The Cottage Cheese

    September 30, 2009 |

    This dress is adorable! I wish I could sew…

    Pop over to my blog if you get a chance. I’m having a giveaway!

  • Sheri

    September 30, 2009 |

    Very cute! This is something I’m gonna try too!

  • ~alison

    September 30, 2009 |

    omg! I love it! Maeg – this is super cute!

  • Brooke

    September 30, 2009 |

    Love it. You’re so creative! (I know I say that every DIY, but it’s true!)

  • anhesty

    September 30, 2009 |

    u r awesome! diy goddess!

  • josephine

    September 30, 2009 |

    cute! great idea

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    September 30, 2009 |

    Why in the hell don’t you have a show on TLC or Bravo or HSN or something!!!!????

  • Jacqueline

    September 30, 2009 |

    I love it! It is really cute. Nothing better than stealing your SO’s clothing, right? Love it. You are really creative girl!

  • Kristin

    September 30, 2009 |

    Great idea! You are quite the creative gal.

  • stacy

    September 30, 2009 |

    this could be my favourite DIY thus far.

  • Hanako66

    September 30, 2009 |

    this is so cute and ultra wearable!!!

  • mango

    September 30, 2009 |

    what an awesome idea!

  • Iva

    September 30, 2009 |

    I LOVE it! this is so perfect! Totally looks like THE most comfortable dress EVER!! …my husband has 300 too many of these shirts, I can try this a million times a not feel too guilty, if {ok, WHEN} I make a mistake and need to start all over!


  • Children of the 90s

    September 30, 2009 |

    Cute idea! It’s like a recessionista’s answer to needing a new outfit. I love it!

  • Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    September 30, 2009 |

    great idea, so creative!

  • Niku

    September 30, 2009 |

    haha i love how u always steal your hubby’s clothes!

  • drollgirl

    October 1, 2009 |

    FAAAAAAAB!!! i need one of these. it would be my housedress after getting home from work! ahahhaha. i am not kidding. i love it! it would be a go-to comfy dress that i would wear all the time.

  • bananas.

    October 1, 2009 |

    FREAKIN FAB-U-LOUS!!! looks super comfy…i want one!

  • J-Diggety

    October 1, 2009 |

    Okay, I’m having a clothes-gasm. Seriously. I need like 5 of these for between-classes-and-rehearsals cover ups! Ooh, ooh, long-sleeve ones, too!

    xoxo J

  • *~kAy~*

    October 1, 2009 |

    Such an amazing DIY post! <3
    One of my fav tops/dress looks very similar to the one you just made! <3 I have to try this!
    Thanks for sharing <3

  • Tatiana

    October 1, 2009 |

    Wow girl! You definitely got some talent!! That’s way too cute! You’re blog is just fabulous!

  • SLynnRo

    October 1, 2009 |

    That’s kind of brilliant.

  • freeteyme

    October 1, 2009 |

    You are now officially the Martha Stewart of fashion! so cute!

  • rani

    October 1, 2009 |

    you are such a creative mind, if only i have mind like that, i must have been able to save significant amount of money instead of buying new clothes all the time, 😉 btw thanx for commenting on my blog, i appreciate it ;D

  • Tara Gibson

    October 1, 2009 |

    Way cute! love it!

  • Amelia M

    October 1, 2009 |

    That looks great! Yet another handy DIY, I can’t wait to try it myself!

  • Tina

    October 1, 2009 |

    so simple and so perfect! love it as well as all that you share with us 🙂

  • Angela

    October 1, 2009 |

    Meagan, I’ve wanted to ask you this for a while. What do you do about the see-through-y-ness of plain white t’s? I just can’t do the “gee, there’s her bra” thing. And with many summer dresses, the whole thing is quite sheer. I’ll often add a tank or cami underneath, but that takes away from the whole carefree, effortless look it’s supposed to invoke. Help!

  • Ita

    October 1, 2009 |

    Awesome! Very creative :)Thanks for sharing your idea.

  • marb

    October 1, 2009 |

    seems so easy and sexy!!iwill try it!!

  • Carlotta

    October 1, 2009 |

    easy & chic!! you can mix 2 different colors too: love it!!

  • Annie Spandex

    October 1, 2009 |

    Oh how cute!!! It’s like a tennis dress! Looks easy, too.. This is genius!

  • Quincifer

    October 1, 2009 |

    *like like like*

  • Cathy Voyage

    October 1, 2009 |

    Again: you’re so talented and creative!

  • wrinkledrose

    October 1, 2009 |

    You are amazing! Always love your DIY section =)

  • Kate

    October 1, 2009 |

    This is perfect. Thank you! I am picking up my new sewing machine tomorrow and will be making this soon after 🙂 Well, after I get through my “to sew” pile.

    P.S. My verification word is “mating” hehe…

  • diane

    October 1, 2009 |

    Jeeze Maegan, it took me forever to catch up on everything I’ve been missing on your blog. But now I’m feeling fashionable and “in the know” thanks to you! Congratulations on your Vogue feature.
    xo d

  • Fashion Therapist

    October 1, 2009 |

    I love your creations! I’m so glad I found your blog from Tiffany’s!

  • Suzanne

    October 1, 2009 |


  • Design it Chic

    October 1, 2009 |

    this looks so cute:) oh and also if you have time, you may wanna stop by to check out the exciting news I’m sharing today:)
    Happy Thursday!

  • Chessa!

    October 1, 2009 |

    love it! honestly, maegan…so simple and so awesome.

  • janettaylor

    October 1, 2009 |

    Love it!


  • The Lil Bee

    October 1, 2009 |

    You make it look so easy, Maegan! Such a simple and pretty look…love it:)

  • Feelmore

    October 1, 2009 |

    These T-shirt DIY’s are my favorite! So simple and immediate gratification! Going to go home and get my sewing machine out – Hubby just put it away after 2 weeks of neglect… not any more! =)

  • Glamour Bbey

    October 1, 2009 |

    LOVE IT! Like every post of you!


  • Chris

    October 1, 2009 |

    Great project! And yeah, it looks super comfy, too 🙂

  • Lisa

    October 1, 2009 |

    Super cute! Your DIYs are always great

  • CuriousGirl

    October 2, 2009 |

    OMG how do you think of such cute DIY projects!! I envy your creative abilities. And you always look SO great doing it!

    Props to you!!

    info @bookofrandomness .com

  • Deborah

    October 2, 2009 |

    Maegan – Not to be such a kiss-up, but I do swear you could put on a paperbag, cinch it at the waist with your gold stretchy vintage belt, and you’d look fabulous. How are you so cute? Beyond jealous! Rock it like a child in timeout.


    October 2, 2009 |

    Wow Maegan, this is GORGEOUS! Perfect for this time of year in CA. I love it. I’ll be linking.

  • The818

    October 4, 2009 |

    This is amazing!

  • Mickie Antognoli

    October 21, 2009 |

    oh, i need about 50 of these!! you are so awesome.


  • Evie Stewart

    November 27, 2009 |

    What an awesome/stylish/practical idea. And it’s free, if you’ve got a willing guy.

    Luv it!



  • Alicia

    June 29, 2010 |

    LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing all of your fabulous ideas & thoughts. 🙂 alicia

  • Laura

    August 23, 2010 |

    Where did you get the V neck tshirt from?


  • Kelly

    May 30, 2011 |

    This is incredible – such a great tutorial. I absolutely am going to try this.

  • Emma Loo

    June 3, 2011 |

    This is adorable!!! I want to go out right now and get some V-necks for it! Just fell in love with your blog. Keep it up!

  • Anna S

    December 30, 2011 |

    That is awesome. Another great way to recycle old shirts. 🙂

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