T-shirt Resurgence

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2017-01-01
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Lee, Jung Eun
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The purpose of this design was to create sustainable clothing and help prevent fabric waste by repurposing old and used t-shirts. The dress incorporates bohemian styles that bring a free spirit and happy mood to the garment. This dress is made with my husband’s old t-shirts; the old ones with holes and stains that served years of purpose, but had reached the end of life. The t-shirts were cut with hundreds of stripes. Then, the dress was made using several hand weaving and knotting techniques, such as basket weaves for overall garment, backward and forward knots for waist and hem areas, and a three color fishtail for the shoulder straps. The dress was made directly on the dress form, and with the exception of the sown on hooks on the back, there was no sewing or needle engaged in creating the garment.

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