YoArmadillo

This Old Blouse - upcycled/sustainable game day wear

Oregon, United States · 130 Sales

YoArmadillo

This Old Blouse - upcycled/sustainable game day wear

Oregon, United States 130 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(20)

Announcement   This Old Blouse 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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All garments come from a pet and smoke free home. They are serged with a Janome MyLock 204D and stitched with a Brother innov-is 40 to ensure quality.

Don't see your size or team? I do custom orders too! If you send your own shirt I'll take $5 off of the price. See my policies for details.

Announcement

This Old Blouse 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!


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

Follow TOB on Instagram
@thisoldblouse

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

All garments come from a pet and smoke free home. They are serged with a Janome MyLock 204D and stitched with a Brother innov-is 40 to ensure quality.

Don't see your size or team? I do custom orders too! If you send your own shirt I'll take $5 off of the price. See my policies for details.

Wallis Smith-Owens

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Wallis Smith-Owens

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(20)
ajwendorf

ajwendorf on Oct 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I contacted This Old Blouse to have a gameday dress made for me (it's hard to find University of WI dresses, since it's too cold up there for dresses most of the football season :) ). I'm pretty particular, and I gave her a lot of direction, particularly in reference to when I needed to receive the dress. She was very communicative, patient with me, and produced the exact dress that I wanted, on time, and perfectly made. I received so many compliments from total strangers on my dress when I wore it to the UW-Alabama game in Dallas. And we know those Bama fans are hard to impress! 5 Star Experience and Product! Highly recommended!

remarushak

remarushak on Sep 9, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Turned out super cute! Great way to repurpose a Tshirt from college. Seller was really nice and easy to work with. Thanks for my new old shirt!

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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 a local designer.

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.

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  • 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 27, 2013
Please allow 14 days for custom orders to be made unless stated otherwise.

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 dress by hand and do all of the pattern-making as well.

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
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http://twitter.com/#!/this_old_blouse

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.

If a custom order has been placed and paid for but the customer has not specified what they want, I will hold the t-shirt for 14 days before re-listing it in the store for someone else to purchase. Your payment will not be refunded, but it can always be used toward another purchase.
Shipping
All orders are shipped on Saturdays via USPS Priority unless otherwise specified. Rush shipping is available at an additional charge. Insurance is also available at an additional charge of $1.85. If you live in the Portland area and would like to pick up a dress in person I will not charge for shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will accept returns or exchanges but the customer must notify the shop within 48 hours of receiving the item and item must be unworn. Customer must pay shipping for both ways. Refunds are not accepted for custom items but they can be exchanged.
Additional policies and FAQs
When requesting a custom item, if the customer sends a shirt to me I will take $5 off of the price of the garment (customer must pay for shipping). For a shirt to be made into a dress it must be at least a men's XL. If you live in the Portland area and can drop off a shirt and pick up the finished dress you will not be charged for shipping. Please allow up to 14 days for a custom item to be made unless otherwise stated.

For dresses that are an XXL or larger (bust 40 inches or larger) there will be an additional fee of $5.