(Closed) tshirt trash the dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Hey, have you ever sewn tshirts before? I am a big fan of re-tooling old ts into more interesting creations, and can promise you that they can be a pain in the butt to get to look right, especially if you’re a perfectionist. Thread weaves tend to pull (so your seams sometimes look pretty strained), the material is all stretch, it’ll be pretty heavy if you’re getting it wet. Plus working with tshirts means a lot of peicing together small parts to make big parts…

It might be a lot less work (and not a TON more money) to just get a big piece of fabric at Joann’s or walmart or wherever and make something out of that. At least then you can cut a few dress shaped pieces and sew them together, instead of having a patchwork dress. Plus you could pick a fabric that will have better texture and take longer to get dirty than white tshirt fabric.

Sorry to sound like such a debbie downer! I love the idea, and I love love love reusing old tshirts (t shirt quilt, anyone?), AND of not trashing your actual dress, but I’m afraid that, unless you’re SUPER artsy and want an extremely artsy looking Trash the Dress session, it’s not going to live up to your expectations, PLUS take a LOT of your time.

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