the I-Don’t-Feel-Like-Shopping shirt

by Rachel Baker on May 21, 2014

Alright, I admit, I am fascinated by the idea of pillowcase shirts and dresses. But…well…they are made out of pillow cases.

Recently, I found the below tutorial and the best part is Jessica’s comparison to the Anthropologie shirt for $68.00.

I can’t wait to make one of these this weekend!

Need to boost your wardrobe, but really don’t feel like loading up the kids and heading to the store? Grab a box of popsicles for your little ones and whip this shirt up in under an hour.

It’s basically a pillowcase dress turned into a shirt.
Before you turn your nose up at that – look at this shirt for sale at Anthropologie for $68.

So I basically copied that, but when I finished I wasn’t happy with the way it was hanging. I added the band around the bottom, and made it fit snugly over my hips. You could make it with or without that step.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
1 yard of fabric
5″ x 45″ of contrasting fabric (or wide ribbon) for straps
4″ x the circumference of your hips for the bottom band
sewing machine/thread
measuring tape

Step 1: Cut two rectangles – the desired length x your bust measurement +10″.
My rectangles were 19″ x 46″.

The “Too Hot To Shop Shirt”

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