The Convention T-shirt Makeover

Clothing and Cosplay DIY Geek Culture GeekMom
Image: Kevin Bennett
Image: Kevin Bennett

It’s the dilemma of every convention attending lightweight. You arrive five minutes after the rush, and all that’s left in the free T-shirt zone are the XXXL shirts. You want the memento but don’t really need a tent. I used to wear T-shirts all the time, to sleep in, to hike in, to just hang out in but now I very rarely do. I don’t find them especially flattering to this strange post baby body I have been left with. But through sentimentality and just plain awesomeness there are some T-shirts that Goodwill just is not getting!

If you don’t have enough for a T-shirt quilt and aren’t a big fan of the pillow variety, then Refashionista may be your solution. All you need is a pair of scissors to perform a five minute fix that can be handled at any convention or fair. She shows you how to quickly transform that shirt into a stylish dress or top. If you are at home and looking for something a little more involved, there is also a tutorial on how to make a skirt.

Simple and effective, here’s what I did with it:

Images: Sarah Pinault
Images: Sarah Pinault

Points if you can guess the nature of my shirt!

*This refashion was originally posted at

Liked it? Take a second to support GeekDad and GeekMom on Patreon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *