Subtraction Pattern Shirt Dress Experimental

  This dress was initially constructed using the same technique as the first Subtraction pattern dress. Click here to see the blog post. I then went onto remove the top of the dress and replace it with four shirt cuffs, buttoning them together to create an off the shoulder look. Then, twisting, rolling and pleating […]

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Shirt Dress

I was curious to see how the subtraction pattern dress would work with some of the shirts. I have a detailed blog post here on how to make a subtraction pattern dress. It took 3 shirts to make this dress, essentially I deconstructed the shirts and sewed (with an overlocker) as much of the material […]

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Shirt to Skirt

Turning a shirt into a skirt is pretty straightforward, the only additional piece I had to include was a 2” / 5 cm elastic for the waistband. Brief outline on how to make: Button up the shirt and machine-sew closed the front overlap section. Take off the sleeves, collar and remove the front of the […]

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Shirt Collars to Tote Bag

As part of the shirt project the first item to be remade was this cute tote bag. Using the ten collars from the initial shirts a patchwork styled bag evolved. Because the shirts were different in styles and sizes I decided to place the smaller ones to the top and the larger to the bottom. […]

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Restyling a man’s shirt 1. Box top with Obi belt

For this restyle I used a medium fitted man’s shirt in 100% cotton. Step by step guide: Remove the sleeves and the collar. Fold the shirt over on itself so that the sleeve holes are sitting over each other, this space then becomes the neck area. Trim away the shoulder section to the shirt making […]

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The Shirt Project – Boro – traditional Japanese patchwork textiles

As I was in the process of making up sample dresses for The Shirt Project I was very struck by the combination of blues as the sat next to one another on the wall, reminding me of an exhibition I had either seen or heard about. This set me on a Google search, thankfully to […]

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The Shirt Project – News

Missy Bonkers has partnered with The Cope Galway Charity Shop. The Cope Charity shop will now supply all of the shirts involved in the redesign process. All of the redesigned, remade pieces will go on display in their shop window coupled with a recycling/sewing presentation in the shop. (Date to be announced) The first ten […]

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