Easy Short Sleeve Dress and T-shirt Dress Tutorials


Adorable girls from an Indian orphanage wearing our dresses.

We would love to have some sleeved dresses (size 10 and up is best) for our inventory, and I found some simple tutorials to get you started if you are interested in serving 500 Dresses in this way.

All of the dresses that we ship to India must have sleeves, and we don’t often have a lot of notice before a shipment is to go out. We send our dresses to India via missionary luggage, so we don’t plan shipment dates. The more of you who donate sleeved dresses, the easier it will be for us to fill a suitcase when we are given an opportunity to ship to India.

Thanks for considering helping us out by trying out one of these dress styles!

Twirly Tshirt dress tutorial

Twirly T-Shirt Dress Tutorial (From craftycupboard.net)


T-Shirt Dress Tutorial (from jackandkate.com)


How to Make a T-shirt Dress (from thehappyhousewife.com)


Short Sleeve Peasant Dress Tutorial (from sewlikemymom.com)


Easy Shift Dress DIY Tutorial (from sewpetitegal.blogspot.com)

5 Little Girl Summer Sundress Patterns and Tutorials

I’m pretty sure your little girl would look adorable in any one of the five dresses I’ve linked to.  Or, if you were blessed with 3 handsome boys and 0 girls like me, I’m positive we could find a little girl in Haiti or Uganda who would look beautiful in one.

Some look a little more challenging than others, but there are no zippers or any other crazy things involved like buttons and collars, so I think they are all doable for a mediocre seamstress.

Take a peek at the links, and if you make one, let me know. (Most of the websites have a bunch of other tutorials too, so you might find more patterns to try.)


Two Tee Shirt Summer Dress

(@ Polka Dot Chair)

sundress 1

Easy Breezy Summer Dress

(@ To Sew With Love)


Oops-A-Daisy Dress

(@ Mama Says Sew)


 Tank Top Ruffle Dress

(@ Sew Homegrown)


Boho Maxi Dress

(@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom)