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dad's recycled shirts

Added Oct 17, 2008

by ailuja

Falkenberg, Sweden






collected all my dads shirts that I havent seen him wearing in a while.
for the tunic I used the burda pattern Margarete, made it longer and wider, changed the seams to diagonal ones and kept some of the buttons from the shirt. I also draped new sleeves for the top.
for the skirt I used the burda pattern Sidonie. i changed the zipper i the back to shirt-like buttons and made the belt out of the cuffs of the shirts.
on top of that I made a wrinkled flounce, made the hem wavy by keeping the hem from different shirts…
can be worn separate or together as a dress.

Material Notes

cotton men shirts




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    Dec 22, 2010, 01.25 PMby briyell

    so clever; i’m way envious.

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    Dec 7, 2009, 09.25 AMby frkbustad

    I really like this one! Very inspiring, cool and different!

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    Oct 29, 2008, 05.53 AMby nicola82

    Ahhh yep, i like it!

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    Oct 25, 2008, 11.07 AMby kerens18

    This is very cool! :)

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    Oct 25, 2008, 10.20 AMby linn

    This is so cool. I wish I could.

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    Oct 20, 2008, 05.28 AMby carottesauvage

    Uber Cool!

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    Oct 20, 2008, 02.03 AMby sewmira

    Super cute! I especially love the skirt!!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 10.01 PMby sew4my3

    SEW CREATIVE! I hope your dad doesn’t miss any of his shirts!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 10.47 AMby sainab

    Great! Love it too, especially the combination. Great Job! Great Idea!

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    Oct 18, 2008, 09.01 AMby annika

    How inspiring! Great idea using cuffs for the belt. I think it might be the coolest “old shirts- refashioning” i’ve seen so far.

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    Oct 18, 2008, 06.30 AMby missmistral

    Lovely! Really nice and creative^^

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    Oct 18, 2008, 05.08 AMby ragdollyy

    wooowww! i absolutely love this, so unique :D You’ve put me off entering the minichallenge now, I’ve got no chance!! x

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    Oct 18, 2008, 04.43 AMby catmagalhaes

    Very goovy!!!!! Loved it!

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    Oct 18, 2008, 03.27 AMby ickenoch

    love it. great idea!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oct 18, 2008, 02.06 AMby ailuja

    of course fijifashionistau can use it as an inspiration! thanks a hoop everyone!

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    Oct 18, 2008, 12.13 AMby fabricaddict

    Very very very cool x 100

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    Oct 17, 2008, 07.57 PMby laurertheexplorer

    this is tooooo awesome..how inventive!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 06.29 PMby camilaustral

    wow! crazy AND pretty!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 06.03 PMby fijifashionista

    This is possibly my favorite burdastyle user creation… I love it, can I use it as inspiration?

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    Oct 17, 2008, 03.13 PMby mjb14

    I agree with all of the above, I love it I love the colour choices, the style, random buttons. It looks really great. I also love the photo.

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    Oct 17, 2008, 02.32 PMby gabbersxxo

    this style is amazing. if i saw that in a store, i would but it no second thoughts. :]

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    Oct 17, 2008, 02.14 PMby Heather Feather

    This is amazing! I love it! A great design and great memories!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 02.04 PMby karencilla

    Oh my! the perfect reinvention of the recycled men shirt!!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 01.54 PMby sewella

    AMAZING! I love this!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 01.10 PMby gaslightingabbie

    gasp I love this, so creative and innovative. BRAVO!!!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 09.19 AMby cosmoblue

    This is really great. I love the skirt.

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    Oct 17, 2008, 08.43 AMby fraufrohlich

    oh my god! i absolutely love love love love love it. 1st i love recycling clothes, 2nd i love your colour choice 3rd i love asymetry 4th i love how you did it. this looks like fresh from comme de garcon or so. really green of envy ;-D you did such a great job!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 08.29 AMby polychromatin

    Wah, what a cool idea reusing old shirts. Looks great!

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    Oct 17, 2008, 07.36 AMby cadetdee

    I am loving this style – well done

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