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Recycled Flannel Shirt-Dress/Skirt

Added Oct 27, 2008

by marinaglory

San Francisco, C...






I recycled a flannel shirt from the attic into 2 pieces that can be worn together as a ‘strapless dress’ or.. (because i liked the skirt too much by itself) just the skirt! Hence the long and cumbersome creation name! I didn’t use a pattern. The skirt front is made entirely out of the sleeves of the shirt, the skirt back is made of the back of the shirt. The dress-top is made of the front of the flannel shirt.
For the skirt, I used the existing cuffs and buttons to create the front plaits and convenient pockets. The two buttons in the front are also the closure. On the top, I worked the collar into the bust and the buttons from the lower half of the shirt worked as closure in the back.

I used pretty much all of the shirt in these two creations and it was my first time using my duct-tape dress form! Great fun! :] Hope you like it!

Edit: i hope the new pictures are a step up from my first blurry ones

Material Notes

flannel shirt,
duct tape





my mother for taking the photos and for wrapping me in duct tape :]

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    Jan 2, 2011, 11.17 PMby madebymeg

    very creative!

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    Nov 8, 2008, 02.38 PMby sophie007

    Congratulations! i voted for you.. i hope the how to for this its up soon in the page, keep up the good ideas

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    Oct 27, 2008, 11.32 PMby senasews

    You really made the best from this shirt. Awesome changes! Just WOW!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 09.20 AMby smvphotography

    very cool! love the detail up top!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 06.13 AMby anajan

    Wow, such a clever alteration. I especially like how you used sleeve slits to create pockets, and the way you used collar for front trim. Really lovely outfit.

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    Oct 27, 2008, 04.07 AMby polychromatin

    Great! I like the idea of a two-piece-garment. It looks lovely on you and you did a great job recycling that mens shirt :)

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    Oct 27, 2008, 01.28 AMby susisonne

    What a great idea, your Recycled Flannel Shirt-Dress/Skirt looks great and suits you very well! I especially like the detail how you made the collar into the bust part.

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