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Topic: TONS of T-shirt Dresses! *pic heavy*  (Read 7706 times)
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« on: April 25, 2013 04:29:20 PM »

*THANKS for making this a featured project!!*
I made all of these over the past 3 years. Most of these are thrift store XL shirts.
All are completely hand sewn! almost all have pockets!

O.K. so here's the Jelly fish dress, made out of 2 thrifted jellyfish shirts

I made this dress from a thrifted shirt, I did some ribbed detail on the front, and added a doily to the back, and gave it a pocket.

This dress was made from a StarWars shirt I got at Disneyland!!! I made the hood and sinched skirt part from another thrifted grey shirt. this is a great fall/winter dress!It has a small pocket with the rebel alliance logo.

This dress is made from a Frankenstien shirt from WalMart. I installed all the snaps down the back, tie, black studs, and added a pocket made form the neckline.

Here's the Glow skull dress! It's made of tons of thrifted black shirts, most of the pieces on this dress glow-in-the-dark, but I found it impossible to get pictures of it in action!  this dress has some Adult themes "spawn 'till you die".. I also hand-studded some diamonds onto the skulls to give them Monroe piercings!this dress has a pocket.

This is the Skull/Bones dress, its made of a thrifted shirt that had different skulls on the front and back, I made the top (bust) out of a sleeve of the shirt, and added the corset buckles and studs to the front and back!

Here's My "Punk Lace" dress, I did the lace back and cut-outs by hand. Dress has a pocket.

Leo DaVinci dress, made this for the Renaissance fair! from a thrifted shirt, it has a pocket on 1 of the flower petal skirt pieces.

And finnaly, this corset is just made form XXL shirt sleeves, you can tell by the way they are cut, I put in some cable ties for boning, and the "ribbon" is made from a shirt as well.. It actually works very well!

In case you cant see the details, here's a better pic.

('true life secrets' shirt reads "And just what must I do to get those?!")

by the way, designer Angela Johnson sells these for hundreds of dollars!?

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013 04:45:46 PM »

Wow, what a variety of dresses. Great reuse of t-shirts they look great.

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013 04:49:57 PM »

I'm in awe that you hand sewed them all! That must've taken a lot of patience! ...and to think they have pockets too! Wow... just WOW!  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013 05:10:00 PM »

Thank You! I cant imagine dresses without pockets.. and I love hand sewing, thats why I dont have a sewing machine tattoo, my tattoos are all about hand sewing.. i think its just more personal!
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013 06:31:31 PM »

these are great!  It really makes me wish I could find awesome shirts like that.  Our lonely thrift stores are very good for great finds like all those.

« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013 05:11:48 AM »

Love them all- especially Frankenstein.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013 08:27:02 AM »

This is really impressive work, you have a real talent.

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013 10:04:31 AM »

so many cute dresses, great work!
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2013 01:53:12 AM »

so this designer sells dresses like these for hundreds of dollars?!
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013 12:31:41 PM »

I think I'm most impressed by the fact that you found TWO jellyfish shirts.

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