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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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    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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