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T-Shirt Re-Fashion


I have a stall at craft fairs in November and December so have had to put sewing clothes for myself on hold (boo) while I make items for the stalls. However, I remembered a mini-alteration I made earlier this year that didn’t previously get blogged.

Never one to throw things out, when a basic summer dress basically fell apart – I’m not sure exactly what happened but it had an elasticated waist which suddenly ripped through – I thought I’d better find a way to re-use it.
Dress Alteration

The dress had a large lace collar so as an easy re-use I removed the collar from the dress and combined it with a basic tee from H&M.

Customised Tee - Work in Progress

Customised Tee - Work in Progress

Add a couple of buttons on the sleeves for detail and ta-da a very easy make & something saved from the bin. I’m planning to cut off the skirt section of the dress to wear as a skirt, and to see if I can find a way to re-purpose the fabric from the bodice for a small project.

Customised Tee - Work in Progress

Perfect for hanging out in the park.

Hand Made Top

Hand Made Top


Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

3 thoughts on “T-Shirt Re-Fashion

  1. clever idea and original result šŸ™‚ . Nice work!!

  2. Pingback: Me Made May Weeks 4 and 5 | englishgirlathome

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