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How to Sew a One Shoulder Dress

Step 1

Pick out an oversized T-shirt that's long enough on your body to wear as a mini-dress. Choose a shirt in a color and design you find appealing.

Step 2

Cut the T-shirt apart at the armhole seams, removing the sleeves.

Step 3

Put the T-shirt on and have one of your friends help you create an entirely new, fashionable off-the-shoulder neckline. Draw the neckline directly on the shirt with a fabric pencil, making a diagonal line that starts at the inner side of one shoulder seam and ends at the upper part of the side seam on the opposite side of your body.

Step 4

Cut along the new neckline to remove one of the shoulders of the T-shirt. If the T-shirt is too big for you at the top and doesn't stay up, put the shirt on inside-out. Pinch the side seams in until the shirt fits you, then pin the seams in place.

Step 5

Fix the side seams by sewing along the areas you've pinned. Trim the seam allowances to 1/4 inch.

Step 6

Fold the neckline and armhole edge 1/2 inch to the inside of the dress and pin the edges down. Sew along the folds.

Step 7

Iron the new neckline flat; wear your new one-shoulder dress belted or loose and fashionably free.

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