String Pieced T-Shirt Dress $325.00 $174.00

Did you run a 5k and get a t-shirt for participating? Did you get a STAFF shirt when you volunteered at a school event? Did those t-shirts eventually make their way into your “donate” pile? These types of shirts are abundant and have almost no value on the secondhand market. Carleen wanted to find a way to use (a small portion of) them to make something they would love to wear. 

String piecing (also called improvisational piecing) involves sewing fabric strips together (often leftover scraps from other projects). The results are irregular, which is part of the charm! This dress is a slouchy, straight column with short sleeves. The primary colors are red and grey, but it is also accented with tan and blue. Due to the nature of vintage fabrics used, variations between each may occur.

Measurements, taken flat:

XS/S: Bust - 18”, Shoulder - 20.5”, Waist - 18.5”, Length - 51” (on Suzanne who is 5'5")

M/L: Bust - 19”, Shoulder - 21”, Waist - 19.5”, Length - 53”

Made from reclaimed cotton t-shirts, wash cold and inside out, with like colors.

Made in Los Angeles.

All markdowns are final sale. No exceptions or exchanges. Please contact for exact measurements if you are unsure of sizing. 

We use Canada Post for all orders. International orders are subject to local Duties/Taxes upon delivery. Orders within Canada and USA are expected to be delivered within 7 business days; Fieldstudy is not responsible for delays at Customs. Standard shipping rates are as follows:

$12 Shipping within Canada 
$18 Shipping to USA 
$45 International Shipping 
Free Shipping in North America on orders over $150


If you are not entirely satisfied with your online order, we are happy to refund full-priced clothing items that are received back to us within 14 days of delivery in their original, unworn condition. All returns will be processed within 48 hours of receiving the item.

All international orders are FINAL SALE. Domestic and International shipping charges are non-refundable and return shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer. All return packages must be insured.

We do not offer refunds on all other items. If for some reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will gladly issue a store credit or exchange within 14 days of delivery. The item must be returned in new, unused condition in its original package, with a copy of your receipt.

Due to their delicate nature, all ceramics, wall hangings and vintage items are FINAL SALE, as well as swimwear, undergarments and SALE items.

To initiate a return, please contact All returns must be addressed to:

102 - 1812 4 Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2S 1W1


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