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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the shirt project demo day at Cope Galway Charity Shop

The Shirt Project

‪#‎theshirtproject‬ officially finished last night, from all of us at Missy Bonkers we would like to thank everyone who participated in the Workshop last night and on the Demo Day last Saturday, everyone who purchased their own shirt project dress, and a big shout out to all the team who it made it happen. To see […]

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The Shirt Project Poster

The Shirt Project Poster  

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The Shirt Project – What is it all about?

Why shirts? The three main clothing items I have remade on a regular basis are, t-shirts, men’s shirts and jeans. The jeans and t-shirts I have completely reconstructed into everything from crochet neck pieces, to simple A-Line skirts. But, when it came to the shirts, I never really completed a full deconstruction/reconstruction. In addition to this, […]

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Photoshoot – The Shirt Project

So we just recently had the photo shoot for the remade shirt dresses which are part of the shirt project by Missy Bonkers in conjunction with The Cope Charity Shop. “Big thank you for the day”, shout out goes to Aicha Naomi Salif, our wonderful model,  Alan Fitzpatrick, my partner in crime & photographer, the […]

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Obi Belt Pattern

Obi Belt from Shirt Remnants Print out the pattern obibeltpattern (Print at 100% A4) Materials: Front 22” x 6” Back 22” x 6” Interfacing 22” x 6” (Medium weight) Sewing thread Embroidery thread (Optional) Lace pieces (Optional) Ribbon 1” wide by 36” x 2 For this Obi Belt I sewed together remnants of shirt materials left […]

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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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