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Topic: Husband's Alkaline Trio shirt into new dress for me (now with tutorial)  (Read 5526 times)
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flyinpurplemunkiez
« on: September 10, 2006 03:55:20 AM »

Just finshed making my first dress ever. My boyfriend has all these old band shirts that don't fit him anymore. I'm using most of them to make a couple quilts but still had a few left over. So I whipped up (ha, actually took me about 4 hours because I'm lame) a new dress. His shirt for the top half, an old bedsheet for the bottom half and some lace I had lying around for the straps and trim along the bottom.






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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006 04:48:44 AM »

wow this is awsome x
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006 09:43:40 AM »

wow that turned out great ... it looks awesome on you
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006 10:42:06 AM »

It looks great! I LOVE alkaline trio. Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006 11:36:06 AM »

It looks great and really good on you!
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2006 11:45:16 AM »

Someone asked elsewhere how I made it, so I figured I might as well post that over here too...

Start with an oversized tshirt


Cut out the shape of the top half of the dress with a little extra for seam allowance. One could take measurements of themself, I just traced a tshirt that fit me.


Sew the front and back together (inside out of course).


Attatch the skirt part, folding the fabric as you sew to make pleats. Again one could (probably should) actually measure this but I just made sure I had lots of fabric and cut off the extra when I got to the end.


Sew up the side seam of the skirt and hem the top and bottom of the dress. Now you're basically done. Just sew on straps, lace trim and/or any other decorative goodies.


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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006 11:51:47 AM »

Thanks for the tute, the dress is really nice!
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2006 11:56:50 AM »

I love the lace. Good job Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2006 02:13:37 PM »

i like this a lot. :]
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sure shes got everything ive got gadgets and gizmos  of plenty ive got whozits and whatzits galore you want thingamabobs ive got twenty but who cares no big deal i want more
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2006 06:41:11 AM »

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH that is soooooooooo awesome!!! I went through a phase when I only wore big band shirts, now I wear smaller ones, so I want to re-contruct my bigger ones BUT I dunno what to do with some. I have this AWESOME Coheed and Cambria shirt that has a girl dancing in a graveyard on it and when I was looking at your dress I decided that that shirt would be an amazing dress, can you by any chance put up a tut for the bottom part of your dress? I would love that so much!!!!!! and maybe e-mail me when or if you even do so that I know. GREAT JOB!!! Keep up the crafting!!!<3
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