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DIY School Spirit Dress out of 4XL Tee


Go Eagles!

I’m not one for school spirit, especially in t-shirt form…I don’t know why, I just never have been. Don’t get me wrong—I support my schools. In high school I loved representing the school when I performed (in theatre and band) and I totally support going to TSTC…it’s just supporting in t-shirt and school color form I’m not too fond of. Plus I don’t wear t-shirts too often, anyways, so there’s no incentive for me to roll out of bed and think, “Today’s t-shirt will represent my school!” (unless it’s a roll out of bed and ‘oh wow I’m late to class,’ day–then I’ll throw on any t-shirt)

Well, today was the very last orientation for the fall semester for all of the procrastinators who enrolled. Everyone (ambassadors, teachers, workers, and new students) got a free red TSTC shirt at orientation. (You can see me in the photo right below in my small shirt/boyfriend jeans look)

TSTC Shirt

TSTC Shirt

Because it was the last day, there weren’t very many shirt sizes left and I had to sort of giggle every time I walked by the ‘Giveaway’ table because the student ambassadors working would always be having this conversation:

Ambassador:”What size shirt do you wear?”
New Student:”Small (or Medium, or Large)”
Ambassador: “The smallest we have is extra-large.”

Aw….sad day. I’m always a little sad when they don’t have the size shirt I need. However, being in the DIY spirit, I was inspired by this little Ambassador-to-Student conversation and snagged myself a 4XL t-shirt—the largest they had!

And guess what? Suddenly I’m in the TSTC spirit and just may have to wear this super cute new TSTC dress around campus. My mom would probably be proud. 🙂

A how-to is possibly going to be difficult for me, but I’m going to try! Maybe, just maybe you’re in college/high school and are interested in revamping those school tees. With just a little creativity you can proudly say, “No, I think I’ll take a 4XL size shirt, but thanks for your medium, anyway.” 😉

Modest length! lol

Modest length! lol

could be a tank-dress...

could be a tank-dress...

...but I like the flutter sleeve (still need to sew)

...but I like the flutter sleeve (still need to sew)

back details

back details


DIY Later! Good night! 🙂 <3alyssabeth


Author: Alyssa

I am an East Texan graphic designer living in Canterbury, Kent, UK with my husband. My favorite sport is rearranging my furniture. When I'm not writing blogs, you can find me making fun of myself on Snapchat or Twitter, or being hipster on Instagram. Coffee, vintage and The Office reruns for life. Find me elsewhere: Snapchat: lyssssabeth | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

7 thoughts on “DIY School Spirit Dress out of 4XL Tee

  1. Yup! Cute! How do you get in and out of it? I love the back detailing but do you button or clasp the connection somehow so you can get out??

  2. Love love love! This is so adorable!

  3. Jill, that was actually one of the toughest decisions to make!

    I measured it to where there was just enough room for me to pull it over my head—It’s tight! The button idea is good, I didn’t think of it! I thought about tying but it looked weird so I just sewed the panels in place. But your idea is smarter, by far!

    Thank you JB! You should try this out and support that new college you’re going to! 🙂

  4. ooo cutie!! love the look

  5. Too cute!

  6. Looks cute on you!!

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