Old Shirts Reworked into a Versatile Fashion Garment

Evelyn Strempel

This project utilised upcycling methods to repurpose used work shirts. By deconstructing the shirts, the sections of fabric became pattern pieces that now had the potential to be assembled differently. The pieces were reconstructed into a new one-piece garment, which could also be separated at the waist to create two separate garments, making it a highly versatile piece. By reworking the used shirts, they went from being unworn pieces into a new fashionable garment. This sustainable practice has kept these shirts out of landfill, which is an extremely important aspect to consider in the fashion industry.  

Garment worn as a one-piece
by Evelyn Strempel
Inspiration board of various joining techniques by Evelyn Strempel

Image References:

n.d. Asymetric Deconstructed Shirt Dress. Available at: <https://www.shopbop.com/asymetric-deconstructed-shirt-dress-alexander/vp/v=1/1584793311.htm> [Accessed 19 October 2020].

n.d. Craig Green AW16. Available at: <https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/gallery/21155/18/craig-green-aw16> [Accessed 19 October 2020].

n.d. Craig Green AW16. Available at: <https://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/gallery/21155/4/craig-green-aw16> [Accessed 19 October 2020].

2015. Haider Ackermann, AW15, Paris.. Available at: <https://www.thecuttingclass.com/contrast-stitching-at-haider-ackermann/> [Accessed 19 October 2020].

2018. White Dress. Available at: <https://weheartit.com/entry/304217486> [Accessed 19 October 2020].

Design development by Evelyn Strempel
Garment display of wearable options by Evelyn Strempel
Details of garment by Evelyn Strempel

Visual fashion clip by Evelyn Strempel

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