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Election Day Dress

Added Apr 17, 2014

by Mary Williams

Austin, Texas, U...






I used Simplicity 6934 because of the bodice design. I had an election t-shirt that was too tight over my bust line, so I cut it up and used reclaimed Ikea sheets for the rest of the dress fabric. I discovered that this dress pattern is genius for preserving fun t-shirts that I don’t want to lose! It was also a unique way to participate in my local political party events, but not have to look like everyone else. The dress itself is super comfortable and very flattering. I look forward to making another one later this year, but I’ll use regular material for it.

Material Notes

I upcycled a t-shirt and old sheets from Ikea.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Preppy
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Linen, Polyester, Shirting, Suiting

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    Apr 18, 2014, 05.23 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow you did a fab job on this. I love unusual quirky dresses and this is certainly one , cracking idea x

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      Apr 18, 2014, 10.34 PMby Mary Williams

      Thank you!! :) I’m looking at some other old t-shirts and seeing if I can upcycle those, too.

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    Apr 17, 2014, 12.56 AMby Bbtiny

    Wow, what a great dress and so perfectly sewed. I’m impressed and I’d love to have this dress ;O> ! I have to keep this pattern in mind as I like dresses like this! Great work!

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      Apr 17, 2014, 12.57 AMby Mary Williams

      Thank you so much! :) It’s super comfy to wear, too!

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