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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tutorial: Men's t shirts into cowl neck dress on: August 22, 2011 02:40:56 PM


I created this dress using 2 men's T shirts which are sewn together at the neck.
Supplies:
    * 2 identical cotton T shirts (I used Hanes white undershirts, size Large. I dyed them blue before making the dress) Men's size large T's will make a XS/S dress. If you wear a larger size, buy larger T shirts)
    * 4 1/2 length of braided elastic that is 3/8 wide

[Cut off the neck on both T shirts]


[Step 2: Create the pockets. Sew the arm holes closed on the right side of one of the shirts. Stitch a line approximately 1/2 inch above the arm bands]


[Step 3: Cut off the arm bands- I found that the pockets lay better without the added thickness. Don't cut too close to the stitches. Leave about 1/4 inch. This T shirt will be the skirt part of the dress]


[Step 4: Turn both shirts inside out and then sew them together at the neck]


[Step 5: I sewed a small piece of elastic on the front waistband to give the dress a better fit. At this point the front and back of the dress are the same. Just choose a side to be the front. Mark the middle with a pin. Measure 4 1/2 inches on both sides of the pin and mark those off spots off. This is where the elastic gets sewn]


[Here is the sewn on elastic. Make sure you stretch the elastic while sewing it. It creates a nice, gathered look in between the pockets]


[Final step: Turn the dress right side out, put it on and tuck the pockets in]
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tutorial: Men's ties into boho turban on: August 20, 2011 07:05:10 AM

I made this turban/headband recently using 6 men's ties I purchased at a thrift store. I hope you guys like it! Let me know if you have any questions ♥   


[Take 3 of the ties and sew them together at the thin end]


[Braid the ties. I made mine 22 1/2 long. It needs to be long enough to wrap once around your head. The ends need to be able to overlap]


[Once the braid is long enough stitch a line to prevent it from unraveling. Cut off the excess length of tie below your stitch line]


[Repeat these steps with the other 3 ties]


[Sew the ends of the braids together. Don't worry if your stitching looks sloppy. This part gets covered up]


[Cut off a 6 inch strip from one of the leftover ties. Wrap it around the middle where the ties connect and sew it in place on the inside of the turban. Finish off by sewing on an old necklace or attaching some brooches]
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