Long time ago I bought two short-sleeve t-shirt dresses at The Gap for pennies: this orange one and this blue one. They ended above my knees but I was convinced if I stretched them enough, they would reach and I could wear them modestly and wonderfully. Case in point: they didn’t…but I wore them anyway. Then I noticed they would shrink a little after each wash…and with these already-short-dresses, I couldn’t risk having them shorter! So I never washed them again. Kidding. That’s gross.
Instead, I took a pair of scissors and cut the bottoms right off! Well, I tried one on and made sure I knew where I wanted the shirt to end. And then I marked it with a pin and carefully slipped the shirt off over my head and THEN I took my scissors and cut the bottoms right off! Now I have two “brand new” t-shirts that are perfect and acceptable in my closet.
If you have any dresses that are just a little too short for comfort, turn it into a shirt instead! I didn’t hem my shirts because they’re both made of a stretchy jersey fabric that rolls up a little at the bottom and I liked it raw and crazy like that! What can I say? I’m a wild one. If you have a sewing machine, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to hem your shirts after you cut them. But don’t forget to cut the bottom a little longer so you have extra fabric left over to hem! If you don’t have a sewing machine, check out hem tape!
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