Thursday, 22 August 2013

A recycled T-shirt dress

The Ginger one loves clothes and dressing up and recently announced that she didn't have enough dresses - she only had two, and one of those is a fancy party dress. I took the creative approach and suggested we make a new one. We sorted out wardrobes and found a selection of t-shirts belonging to her, her sister and me and we transformed them into this dress.

It was so easy and I put it together in a couple of hours. Using the purple t-shirt as the tricky top bit of the dress, the rest was just a matter of cutting straight strips and and sewing them into tubes to make the dress and sleeves. I originally made the dress longer than this but it was really easy to alter as I just cut it up again and sewed it back together.

I kept all the seams on the outside to add texture and interest to the design.

I couldn't resist adding a few buttons to the neckline too.

This has become a popular addition to her wardrobe and has been worn at every opportunity. This is definitely something I could do again.


  1. Oh that is so cute-and clever!! recycling at its best!!

  2. Wow! How cool is that! I bet she adores it :)