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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / New Collar and Sleeve Edges on: April 07, 2011 05:00:01 AM
Hello Cheesy So I had this t-shirt, and it's one of those tops that you keep end up wearing but you're never entirely happy with it.

Pros:
1. Nice length and fit

Cons:
1. All-over blue isn't really my thing
2. The collar was too tight

I was thinking about what to do with it, and suddenly realised that I could just replace the collar and line the edges of the sleeve with the same material. I did see a tutorial for the collar-replacement, but I couldn't find it again when I looked... so ty to whoever directed me all that time ago n__n;

I haven't got any before pictures, but here are the after pictures...





I first took the original collar off. I then replaced it with a strip of black fabric from an old strappy top and sewed it into a collar. With the sleeves, I was feeling a bit lazy so I left the original hem and sewed the edging over it. I was lucky enough to find some thread that was the same colour as my shirt so any mistakes with the stitching are hard to see. There is one bit on the back of the collar where it bunched slightly, annoyingly I didn't realise until after but I'm okay with it as a whole Smiley Plus, it's one of the first times I've had an idea and it's worked out! The best part about this project was that I didn't have to do any fiddling hemming.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Tainted t-shirt help! on: March 02, 2010 12:45:23 PM
Hi guys Smiley

I have a problem with a t-shirt... well, I guess a bunch of my t-shirts really.  I accidentally put a load of light-coloured tops in the wash with some black jeans that ran and turned everything dirty grey (or dirty greeny-grey in the case of a yellow top) Sad  I was just wondering if there was an easy way of getting rid of this awful colouring, or changing it to be more bareable?  It makes it even more awkward because I wanted to recon a bunch of them!  Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Dating an old Capr? on: September 01, 2009 07:43:03 AM
Hello Smiley  I've inherited a sewing machine from my grandma, and while it works like a dream, I really want to know how old it is... easier said than done, really!  I've scoured the internet for ages but to be honest, the brand "Capr" just doesn't seem to be coming up (just info about Singer Capris, which it is definately not.  That'd be like calling a donkey a racehorse  Wink).  It's not too old, probably about 20-25 years old, but I'd like a more definate date if anyone can help.  The model number is 167 and the serial number is probably m-91630605... at least, the was the only thing that resembled a serial number that I could find on it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/teaanddinosaurs/3877494283 [floris herself n__n']

http://www.flickr.com/photos/teaanddinosaurs/3878289868 [the logo]

Thaaaaanks Smiley
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