One of my favorite crafty blogs is Lil Blue Boo. I kept seeing pictures of these pieced together knit dresses and thought they were adorable, and then I found out they're made from old tee-shirts. Old. Tee. Shirts. Who doesn't have tons of old tee shirts? And if not, aren't they like $1 at Goodwill? I bought the pattern from Ashley's Etsy shop and let it sit for a while so I could figure out exactly what I wanted to do. In the meantime I gathered all the old tee-shirts I could find and looked in clearance sections of the stores I frequent. Here is my first recycled (or upcycled, as Ashley calls it) T-Shirt Dress! I'm so excited about it. Here are some of the details:
The collar, top portion (with the record graphic) and the bottom are all from a tee-shirt I found on clearance for $3. I totally dig the record.
The flower print is from a knit halter style top I found on clearance for $1. I bought about 6 of those in one trip because I thought they'd add so much to these types of dresses!
And here is my Lilybug all smiles, so excited about her new dress! I can't wait to make more!
Ashley has so many cool techniques on her blog, including a tutorial for photo emulsion screen printing. I think I'll get some plain knit yardage and print some cool pictures for more dresses! Also, I can't wait to get my $35 steal of a serger out and try some reverse seams.
(Can you tell I'm a little excited? It's amazing how little it takes to make me giddy!)