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15 Simple ways to turn old clothes into DARLING girl dresses

What a great idea… turn your old clothes into something super adorable.  This would be a fun project to complete, and I’m sure your little ones will love the end results.  Here are some great ways to help you get started.  Enjoy!


1. The QUICKEST Toddler Play Dress…you’ll ever make!

2.  Make a Color-Block Dress with pockets (…from old Tshirts)

3. The 10-Minute Skirt (re-purposing old shirts into skirts)

4. Turn a too-small Tshirt…into a PEPLUM TOP

5. Turn a t-shirt into a ‘Peter Pan Collar Bubble Dress’

6. Double Layer SQUARE Circle Dress (added onto a T-shirt)

7. Keepin’ it Cheap…for the 4th of July {Turn a Tshirt into Dress w/ Braided Collar}

8. Ombre Fringe Skirt (made from old Tshirts)

9. SUPER Simple Circle Dress (from Tshirt & Knit Bed Sheet)

10. The 15 MINUTE “Thrift Store Skirt” to “Girl’s Dress” Refashion

11. Ruffled Heart Valentine Dress (Made from recycled Tshirts)


12. Re-purposing: Women’s Skirt into a Girl’s Shirred Dress


13. Old Sweater into Short Sleeve Dress (peasant style)

14. Re-purposing: Tshirt into Dress (or Top) with Braided Straps

15.  Re-Purposing: Tshirt into a Dress with Braided Collar

Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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