DIY: Turn an “Avengers” Boy’s T-Shirt into a Little Girl’s Dress

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I have been a fan of Marvel for a long time. I enjoy the comics and the complex and flawed characters and have really enjoyed all of the movies. The Hulk has been my favorite since I was a kid (I love green and also have an explosive anger inside me) so, when I found a cute Hulk T-shirt in the boy's section at Target the other day, I immediately looked for a version in the girls department. And found NOTHING. Not one “Avengers” ANYTHING in the entire girl's department.

So, I went back to the boy's department and grabbed an XS Hulk tee, then went home and busted out my semi-DIY skills to make it into a dress for my very own little Hulk. In case you've got a little girl who also loves superheroes, here's how to turn an “Avengers” boy's T-shirt into a little girl's dress:

DIY: Turn an "Avengers" Boy's T-Shirt into a Little Girl's Dress

Here's what you'll need:

Here's how it breaks down:

In case you've got a little girl who also loves superheroes, here's how to turn an #Avengers boy's T-shirt into a little girl's dress || #GirlsLoveSuperhereosToo

Step One: Gather your supplies and lay out the T-shirt on a flat surface.

Step Two: Using an A-line dress in your daughter's size as a pattern (lay it on top of the T-shirt and match up the shoulder seams), cut along the “lines” of the dress. Don't forget to add about a 1/2 an inch for a seam allowance. I wanted sleeves on the dress but didn't want to mess with reworking them entirely, so I just trimmed a little off the width of the existing ones and decided to deal with the length later in the process.

In case you've got a little girl who also loves superheroes, here's how to turn an #Avengers boy's T-shirt into a little girl's dress || #GirlsLoveSuperhereosToo
Got a little girl who loves superheros? Here's how to turn an #Avengers boy's T-shirt into a little girl's dress || #GirlsLoveSuperhereosToo
Got a little girl who loves superheros? Here's how to turn an #Avengers boy's T-shirt into a little girl's dress || #GirlsLoveSuperhereosToo

Step Three: Turn the tee inside out and thread your sewing machine.

Step Four: Stitch a straight seam along the side seams (with a 1/2 inch seam allowance). I stopped and did a corner turn at the armpit with a bit of backstitching. Clip into the seam allowance every ½” – ¾” along the armpit, being very careful to not clip into your seam. ***If you have a Serger, skip this step and just run a seam around the cut edge.***

Got a little girl who loves superheros? Here's how to turn an #Avengers boy's T-shirt into a little girl's dress || #GirlsLoveSuperhereosToo

Step Five: For the sleeves, you'll need to decide what length you want them to be (I held the dress up to my daughter and just eyeballed a cap sleeve) and then add your seam allowance (I did a 1/4 inch seam allowance). Use a straight stitch on your sewing machine and sew a seam along your sleeve. Be sure to gently pull the fabric as you sew so the knit can stretch properly.

Here's how to turn an #Avengers boy's T-shirt into a little girl's dress || #GirlsLoveSuperhereosToo

Step Six: Turn the dress right side out and enjoy!

Melanie looks adorable in her semi-DIY “Avengers” dress (and whenever I yell “Hulk… SMASH.”, she laughs and points to her tummy). This project was so easy that I'm planning on making LOTS more of these.

DIY: Turn an "Avengers" Boy's T-Shirt into a Little Girl's Dress
Got a little girl who loves superheros? Here's how to turn an #Avengers boy's T-shirt into a little girl's dress || #GirlsLoveSuperhereosToo

Does your little girl love superheroes, too?