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Colourblock T-Shirt Reincarnation Dress

Added Feb 26, 2012

by carolinschmidt

Berlin, Germany






I made this dress from Burda 02 2012 dress 117 pattern. Once more I was challenged to turn a huge t-shirt into a dress because I like the motif and it only came in men sizes.
(Motif by Herr von Bias )
I had to shorten the dress because I’m short in the torso and in the thighs…so I shortened the upper part 3cm (It was kind of hard to find an area where you could shorten the pattern without losing important shape forming parts…) and I took away some centimetres at the hem.
The zipper gave me a moment of frustration…it looked like a roller coaster once sewn in…but some interfacing was the rescue…

Material Notes

jersey, metal zipper, interfacing,




Garment Type

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    Sep 23, 2015, 08.07 AMby Flóra Szentmártoni

    Hi, you made a very nice dress, well done! I’m making the same dress now, and the instructions are not clear for me either. How did you do the edges of the neck and slevees so there’s no visibile stitches? and How did you attach the overlapping neck in the front? I would be really greatfully if you could help me out! :)

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.47 PMby Jelena Mitic

    I love it! It’s a real challenge, the idea for recycling T-shirts is brilliant (this project is great for that purpose) and the final result is just wonderful! :) Thank you for sharing.

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    Apr 3, 2012, 03.59 PMby FEDRA

    absolutely excellent combination

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    Mar 22, 2012, 04.47 PMby Fiedlerin

    Danke fuer den Link. Ich glaube ich mach mich gleich ans… traeumen… naehen werde ich es spaeter :)

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    Mar 2, 2012, 07.47 PMby merche

    Wow! It´s amazing! You did a great job there, hats off to you. Here in Spain they skipped the February issue, and there are so many beautiful dresses… that I won´t be able to make, buh!

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    Feb 29, 2012, 11.09 PMby kalimata

    Where can I buy the pattern for this? It’s awesome, nice job!

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    Feb 28, 2012, 12.36 PMby BrittStitches

    sieht super aus!!

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    Feb 28, 2012, 07.11 AMby kastronut

    really cool, and zippers give me H… on projects too! The fit is fantastic!

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    Feb 27, 2012, 07.50 PMby madebymeg

    cute! so creative

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    Feb 27, 2012, 05.51 PMby janul

    great colours, I love it!

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    Feb 27, 2012, 09.06 AMby Debbie Allingham

    Gorgeous design and fabulous garment!!! What a great way to use a t-shirt :)

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    Feb 27, 2012, 08.39 AMby libbysharf

    I love it! it looks like a designer work. Very smart

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    Feb 27, 2012, 07.47 AMby Lexicon

    Fantastic dress and fit- That was one huge t- shirt!

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    Feb 27, 2012, 07.28 AMby olac

    It’s gorgeaous, what a good idea!

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    Feb 27, 2012, 07.28 AMby olac

    It’s gorgeaous, what a good idea!

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    Feb 27, 2012, 04.25 AMby sewrusty

    I saw this pattern in the magazine and wasn’t excited about making it, but your version may have just changed my mind! Awesome!

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    Feb 27, 2012, 01.54 AMby smallone

    love how you interpreted this!

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    Feb 27, 2012, 12.49 AMby sarahwau

    Wow! What a great idea and so nicely made.

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    Feb 26, 2012, 11.25 PMby threadhead0408

    I love this dress!!!!!

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