New Jersey Dresses

As part of The Shirt Project we also included organic cotton jersey dresses also made using the subtraction technique. The whole dynamic of the dresses worked completely differently with the body, in comparison to the up cycled shirts. We have just loaded the images into our portfolio (click on the image above to view the pictures). […]

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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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Upcycling: Blanket Dress

This particular dress, which I made for an exhibition during Galway Design Week last November, is growing on me more each day. Initially it was my intention to have the pieces primarily as exhibition pieces, looking at the context of materials versus purpose whilst also exploring subtraction pattern cutting in a variety of fabrics, just […]

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Subtraction Pattern Dress

I first came across this style of garment making when Patricia Dickson was teaching a class in the Studio Souk in Belfast, and it immediately struck me as fabulous way to create garments with very little waste. A little bit more research via google and I found the creator of the technique Julian Roberts who […]

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