Well, she’s done it again! Dafna is the master at finding kick-ass clothing with potential at the thrift store and then paying us a visit. Her bargain find this time was a Michael Jackson “King of Pop” T-shirt. It wasn’t the best quality, and was that heavy weight knit that nobody really likes, HOWEVER it was the perfect piece for this project!
Dafna had grand schemes of turning this almost priceless gem into a bodycon dress, and naturally I was up for the challenge! In order to do that, we would need to tailor the heck out of it, and extend the length.


I kicked this off by adding side seams to nip in the sides, and taper the skirt. I removed the sleeves and re-cut the armholes which I then used as scrap to extend the hem several inches. I added bust darts and gathered the armholes to get them to lay perfectly. And for the final magical touch, we added a sassy cut-out on the back, because why the heck not!?!


Dafna had worn the dress a few times before we photographed it, and she said that people were stopping her right and left to talk about it, along with an offer to buy it off of her. Obviously that was not in the cards because you could tell that she felt good in this dress. Seeing this is always the best compliment I can ever get on a revamp!


Do you have an old T-Shirt that is begging to be revamped? Give us a call to schedule an appointment at (202)567-7668 or email us at info@gingerrootdesign.com and we can help brainstorm!

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About the author

Kristen is one of the owners and founders of Ginger Root Design and ReVamp ReWear Design and Tailoring.

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