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  • One M-size male shirt was repaired and reworked into a shapeshifting shirt dress with hand-crochet lace additions and a cotton plisse deadstock fabric extension. The lower part extension has a body-type closure and can be arranged as a short dress. Different fabric is applied to the collar and cuffs as those are the main stress areas for a shirt. These parts are rescued from boxes of unwanted items of friends and neighbors after they have decluttered their wardrobes or from local thrift stores. The item can not be reproduced identically with respect to the type of fabrics and their exact arrangement nor to the seams' irregularities. Each piece is individually cleaned, laid out, and cut at the Common studio and finished locally in Romania. Each garment comes with an individual tag that tells the story of the included parts, handwritten by the designer.

    'reuse time' shirt dress

    • Details

      Parts: from one reclaimed shirt & handcrochet lace decorative items  & deadstock cotton plisse fabric

      Composition: unidentified fiber content. Entirely made from textile waste, fabric scraps or used textiles

      Care: machine wash at 30 gentle cycle, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, do not iron the plisse fabric, dry clean

      Regular/oversized fit 

      Front buttons & body closure 

      Long/short lower part arrangement

    • Get it made to order

      Depending on the available reclaimed fabrics at the moment of your order,  we could produce your own garment in different fabrics. We would also love to work with your unwanted pieces of clothing. Please contact us using the contact form available or email us at in order to be able to agree upon your custom order. Please consider allowing at least 14 days for your unique item to be produced.

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