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Topic: Men's button-up shirt to cute fitted girl's top with cap/puff sleeves!  (Read 30186 times)
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« on: November 17, 2006 12:15:25 AM »

There has been a lot of recon's of men's buttoned shirts lately...sorry to add to them! I got a bit of inspiration from...what katie did's post here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127996.0 and from a shirt I bought (I copied the sleeves from it!)

I don't have any before pics...but it was a shirt that my older brother got from a thrift store and now he's all grown out of it. It was a very shapeless shirt and it was also really simple...no yoke! But I liked the fabric and I had been thinking bout making this baby for a while so last night when I was ecstatic due to finishing all my exams I got stuck into it. Now for some pics...

Here it is from the front. Sorry it's not in focus, I got sick of fiddling with the timer on the camera and just decided to use this one. It looks a lot smoother in real life...

And here we have the back. Not much to see here...I just wanted see what it looked like from the back. It looks sorta tight here...but it doesn't feel tight! And my shoulderblades are sorta pokey out-y. Hehe.

And here's a shot to show the darts I did to make it fit me better. It's probably hard to see, but there is a dart three...I am vaguely pointing to it (and not at my small boobs!..but I love my small boobs...they mean less darts.) This is the first time I have ever done darts! I am proud of myself!

And finally, a close-up of the sleeve and fabric. I love the sleeves...

So, there you have it, my second EVER recon. I was bouncing around last night cos I was so pleased with myself! It was very simple to make and it only took me a few hours (it would have taken less but I made a mistake when I was finishing one of the sleeves and I had to unpick it with scissors and a pin (I don't have a seam ripper. I'm not sure why...I just keep forgetting to buy one!) AND as I was finishing the hem on the bottom, when I got to last 3 cm or so my bobbin thread ran out! I was so annoyed, and I didn't have anymore white thread on any other bobbins so I had to refill my bobbin for a measly 3cm! But luckily it all worked out!

Woow, I sure can blab on about not much! Congrats if you read all that! Anyway, enjoy! I'd love to hear some feedback!! Cheesy


« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006 12:21:48 AM »

That is so cool!!!  You did a great job!!   Grin

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006 05:54:46 AM »

yay, this is fabulous!! Smiley i'm also really in love with those sleeves, they make the whole shirt even more cute. superb!

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006 09:08:58 AM »

super adorable, and the fit and fabric flatter you!

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006 03:44:25 PM »

Paperdaisies - oh wow! that really looks amazing! i'm jealous! the fabric and the style looks absolutely awesome on you!

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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2006 09:48:47 AM »

Clap clap- well done!
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2006 03:04:03 AM »

Oh, wow. those sleeves are awesomeley cute.

i possibly love them.

the shirt is so cute. Me loves it.

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2006 09:46:29 PM »

Very well done!  What shape are the sleeves (roughly) before you sew them on?  I like those sort of sleeves but don't want to take one of mine apart to find out!

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2006 10:51:21 PM »

Hello again! thanks everyone, for your awesome feedback!

...julietalpha, they are a semi-circular sorta shape...

Big news, I made my first ever tute! ...is anyone interested in seeing it? Cheesy I made a 'sewing for dummies' type one, with lots of steps and lots of pics (so that people with little or no sewing exerience can make it!) It's just that there was a button down to puff sleeves tute on here a while back (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=93022.0)

I think I will make an entire new thread for the tute...what do you all think?

« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2006 07:07:36 PM »

thats really cute. i might make one!

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