I don’t think I can find the words to express how much I love the reclaimed t-shirt dresses by Angela Johnson. I’m in love with the idea of reclaimed and repurposed clothing. I have found myself sitting in front of a sewing machine on many occasions looking for ways to extend the life of a garment. A way to make something old, new again.
The dress from the photo is a onesie dress which is custom made from your child’s outgrown onesies. How great is that? This is a wonderful way to reuse all those adorable pieces of clothing from the first few months of life. This dress will run you $100, but if you don’t have the mad sewing skills to create one, I think this just might be worth the green.
There is an affordable option for girls a bit older, for $40 you can order a t-shirt dress made from vintage/reclaimed adult t-shirts (you can even provide the t-shirt). They are cute, unique and sure to be a hit. My thought process is that a young child could get many years of use out of the shirts, growing from a dress to a top with leggings or jeans.
If you have a child approaching Prom Angela has just the dress for you! T-shirt Ball Gowns. These bad boys will run you up to $400, but are sure to be a one of a kind. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an article of clothing I would be willing to drop that kind of dough on, but if I had any reason to wear a ball gown I would be hot for one of these!
Because I’m not inclined to spend a lot of money on something I can make myself, I am now on a mission to create, for the kids of course. I’ve started a stock pile of previously loved clothing to make new again. It could be a while before anything good comes of it, but you’ll be the first to know when it does!