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dee53
« on: June 13, 2006 07:58:52 PM »

So ... I got sick of my plain t-shirts and not having any money to buy clothes, decided to alter one of them.

Started out with a plain grey xx large t-shirt and this is the end result:

http://home.twcny.rr.com/kittykatz/ME.jpg

I look kinda odd in this photo for 2 reasons:  I'm in allot of pain ... and I was leaning forward ...

One question: it's falling off the shoulders cause I cut too wide ... any ideas to fix that?

Thanks,
Dee
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006 08:01:24 PM »

So ... I got sick of my plain t-shirts and not having any money to buy clothes, decided to alter one of them.

Started out with a plain grey xx large t-shirt and this is the end result:

http://home.twcny.rr.com/kittykatz/ME.jpg

I look kinda odd in this photo for 2 reasons:  I'm in allot of pain ... and I was leaning forward ...

One question: it's falling off the shoulders cause I cut too wide ... any ideas to fix that?

Thanks,
Dee
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006 08:10:27 PM »

I think you did a lovely job! and off-the-shoulder is the "in" look Smiley I love the flowers too (did you add those as well?) I'm sorry you're in pain, i hope that gets better! and meanwhile....Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006 08:18:35 PM »

I think you did a lovely job! and off-the-shoulder is the "in" look Smiley I love the flowers too (did you add those as well?) I'm sorry you're in pain, i hope that gets better! and meanwhile....Great job!
marylou

Hi Marylou,

Yes I added the flowers .... they look much nicer in person .... they're too light in the picture.

Yeah, I suppose I could leave 'off the shoulders' ... I just don't look too good in that style.

About the pain ... just took a Darvon, that should do it!   Grin

Thanks ever so much for looking!
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Dee
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006 08:24:13 PM »

Good job, it's always so much fun to do interesting stuff to a plain tee.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006 10:36:40 PM »

it's very cute...put a bit of elastic thread or a draw string...
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2006 06:05:35 AM »

I'm with you sister!  Need summer clothes but no money.  I've been making shirts as well.  There is a book that you should invest in.  Generation T  There are other books of the same subject but they all are about reconstructing tshirts.  I'm sure you have imagination but just incase you needed inspiration!

Great job on the shirt by the way! 
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2006 06:32:40 AM »

It looks good ;-) so ... what about just pulling the neck line off your sholders, fit the t-shirt a little bit more on your body and add 2 spagetti strings on your shorders to keep the tee up??? I think it will look extremely cool like that - but hey i am biassed here because i just did a tee like that  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2006 06:50:50 AM »

so i was thinking about your question.  i made a shirt that did the same thing on the shoulders.  i put a seam down the back of the shirt to make the neck smaller but I didn't like it.  so maybe you could take it up in the shoulders.  you know, pinch the top seam and make it a bit tighter.  or you could somehow put a little gather in the center between the flowers and it may also bring a little flattery to the shirt as well.

also, if you don't mind me saying, i think you should shorten the sleeves a little and maybe add that trim that you have on the neck.
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2006 01:30:25 PM »

Wow! I can't wait to make this!
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