YoArmadillo

This Old Blouse - upcycled/sustainable game day wear

Portland, Oregon | 136 Sales

YoArmadillo

This Old Blouse - upcycled/sustainable game day wear

Portland, Oregon 136 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   This Old Blouse is officially shutting down. After several years of making game day apparel my lifestyle has significantly changed, and I no longer have the time to dedicate to TOB. I'm clearing out the inventory I have left and all items are now FINAL SALE. No returns, no exchanges at this point PERIOD. Please ask any questions you have before purchasing. Thanks for your support over the years, I will miss my dedicated customers, but I'm still around on Instagram @thisoldblouse

TOB is designed and handcrafted with love by Auburn University apparel design alumna Wallis Smith-Owens. As a former sustainability minor, she strives to create fun, quality clothing that is earth friendly. The majority of garments are made from pre-loved t-shirts and deadstock fabrics making them one of a kind; even our hangtags are made from recycled goods. Now you can look great and be green - no matter what color your dress is!

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@thisoldblouse

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Announcement

Last updated on Aug 22, 2018

This Old Blouse is officially shutting down. After several years of making game day apparel my lifestyle has significantly changed, and I no longer have the time to dedicate to TOB. I'm clearing out the inventory I have left and all items are now FINAL SALE. No returns, no exchanges at this point PERIOD. Please ask any questions you have before purchasing. Thanks for your support over the years, I will miss my dedicated customers, but I'm still around on Instagram @thisoldblouse

TOB is designed and handcrafted with love by Auburn University apparel design alumna Wallis Smith-Owens. As a former sustainability minor, she strives to create fun, quality clothing that is earth friendly. The majority of garments are made from pre-loved t-shirts and deadstock fabrics making them one of a kind; even our hangtags are made from recycled goods. Now you can look great and be green - no matter what color your dress is!

Follow TOB on Instagram
@thisoldblouse

Like TOB on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/thisoldblouse

Follow TOB on Twitter
http://twitter.com/This_Old_Blouse

Wallis Smith-Owens

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Wallis Smith-Owens

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About

Upcycled Game Day Apparel, look good and be green - no matter what color your team is!

Some of the first garments I ever made were from old t-shirts of mine. Let's face it, you basically get a t-shirt for participating in just about anything; from races to fundraisers to campus clubs, everyone wants to give you a t-shirt as a momento. All of my t-shirts were special and I really didn't want to part with any of them!

While attending Auburn University I was an apparel design major. I quickly learned that at SEC schools it is very fashionable to wear dresses to football games and other sporting events. I know there are a lot of choices out there for game day dresses, but I wanted to create something special. I used some Auburn shirts and got to work. Once I started wearing my own designs, I was constantly being asked where I had bought them. Every time I told someone it was one of a kind, she would always reply, "you should really make those and sell them!" Then one day I finally did.

It started with some t-shirts and my 2 sewing machines in my college apartment. After graduating I moved to Portland and currently work full-time for Colette sewing patterns as a pattern maker.

It takes a lot of time to source pre-loved materials and make one of a kind garments. I carefully hand pick all of my materials from a variety of sources around Portland. I'm fortunate to live in a community where being eco conscious is supported and many local businesses will gladly give away unused materials.

Shop members

  • Wallis Smith-Owens

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Currently living in Portland, OR and running This Old Blouse. I graduated from Auburn University and majored in Apparel Design and minored in Sustainability.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 22, 2018
TOB is going out of business, so we no longer accept returns or exchanges. ALL SALES FINAL. If you have questions please contact me before purchasing!

This Old Blouse believes that upcycled doesn't have to look second-hand. I strive to create sustainable garments that are fashionable and look like new. I sew every garment by hand.

Please note that since all t-shirts used to make TOB apparel are preloved they may have cracked logos, small stains or an overall worn appearance. TOB patches all holes in shirts before they are made into dresses. Returns/exchanges are not given for cracked logos, stains or holes.

Find out more at
https://www.instagram.com/thisoldblouse/
https://www.facebook.com/thisoldblouse
http://twitter.com/#!/this_old_blouse

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
TOB is going out of business, so we no longer accept returns or exchanges. ALL SALES FINAL. If you have questions please contact me before purchasing!
Payment
Payment must be received before I will make or ship an item. If payment has not been received within 24 hours of an order being placed I will cancel the order.
Shipping
All orders are shipped within 2 business days via USPS Priority unless otherwise specified. Rush shipping is available at an additional charge. Insurance is included with garment orders, but not accessories. ALL SALES FINAL.

More information

Last updated on Jan 31, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Can I have bling/rhinestones/bedazzles added?

I do not have the capability to bedazzle garments at this time.

Can I have a name printed on the back of a garment?

I do not have the capability to screen print garments at this time.

I don't like the logo on a garment, can I change it?

All garments are made from preloved materials, meaning that I do not print anything myself. The logos/designs on every shirt are left as is due to copyright infringement. This means every garment I sew is one of a kind and you'll never see someone wearing the same thing to a game!