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Today’s post is about recycling/refashinoing a Thrift Store T-Shirt. I found this shirt about 2 weeks ago at one of my local thrift stores. It’s a size XL I think but I fell in LOVE with the pattern and just KNEW i could do something with it!! This shirt only cost me 3.00!!!!!!! What a steal!! I think the shirt was beautiful before I decided to cut it up, it would have been cute with a belt, Oh well though! lol. On to the photos…
I used MCCALLS Pattern M6791 ! I was going to freestyle the dress with no pattern, but since it’s sooo cold here in Atlanta, I really wanted sleeves. As a new sewer, drafting sleeves is not something thats easy for me. I attempted once and it didn’t come out so well. I understand them a LOT more now, and I think I will tackle them one day down the line with NO pattern!!
Any who, I only used the front piece and the sleeve. I cut the front piece a little below the waist and I plan to use this as a base for all of my dresses since I can always change up the neckline easily.
*** YOU CAN USE ANY BODICE/TOP PATTERN YOU LIKE***
Oh, Also by the way, I add interfacing to all of my patterns that I plan to reuse A LOT!!! This makes them super duper sturdy. I know you can retrace them onto sturdier paper , but that takes wayyy to much time to me, and this is so much neater and QUICK lol.
To make this dress I simply placed my pattern onto my t-shirt and I added length and added my hip measurements then cut out the dress. I used scrap leather that I had lying around for the sleeves.
This was my end result 🙂
Please let me know if you would like a video tutorial 🙂 Thanks for reading!