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Topic: Men's button shirt -> Cute cap-sleeved top *DETAILED TUTORIAL!* [image obese]  (Read 294425 times)
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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2006 05:55:01 PM »

I was at the thrift store today and found several men's shirts that I thought would be great for this project, but I ran into two problems:

1). Did your men's shirt have a pocket?  All the ones I found had a big pocket on the front that I thought would be in the way of the modified side stitching.

2).  Did you hem the bottom to be shorter?  All the men's shirts I found were tremendously long.  I suppose the bottom could be hemmed to any length after the whole thing is done....

Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2006 01:44:56 AM »

Okie dokie!

Thanks everyone for all your lovely responses!

Ana_Ng, I hope I can help! Firstly, yes, my shirt does have a pocket. I had planned on removing it but it didn't get in the way so I left it on. It's hard to see in the photo but it's there. And my shirt's hem was funny, it was the right length but uneven when I lay it out flat so when I finished everything else I evened it up.

I'm not sure if that would have helped, I hope I helped in some way!

I'd love to see some people's results! Please post photos! (^_^) I'd like to see if me making a cool top was just a fluke. ...or just seeing if my tutorial making skills work a little bit! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2006 12:50:43 PM »

alrighty. this weekend i had a shot using your fab tutorial on this big old mens shirt i had. im not sure i like it now, but i guess i only wore it originally as a nightshirt so its not that much of a loss. it looks better on but pictures turn out rubbish.

heehee, i like to pretend im a helicopter pilot when i wear it.

dont know if its finished yet. somebody please help me decide whether to put sleeves on it or not. on the one hand, i think it makes my shoulders look kinda manly sleeveless. plus, the sleeves on paperdaisies' shirt are super cute. on the other hand, because its got a bit of detail on the shoulders, would it look too much if it had sleeves also? see below.

any opinions on this sleeve dilemna?
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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2006 05:18:05 PM »

Thanks so much for this tute~! I am so excited to try this one out!!

spongekate, that shirt looks cute, but I do feel that sleeves would make it look more girly cute Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2006 05:37:39 AM »

This tute is awesome! It's the cutest tute I've seen and superduper detailed, making everything look so easy! I'm going to use this as inspiration soon (:
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Antenna
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2006 07:47:30 AM »

Wow, great top, great tutorial! Thanks very much  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2006 03:35:48 PM »

This is a great tute! Next time I'm in an op shop, I'll be looking for a shirt to try it out.
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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2006 07:26:00 PM »

Love the shirt and the tute is awesome!!
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laurynmarie
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2007 09:22:20 AM »

this is SOO CUTE
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2007 07:51:17 AM »

I've been dying to make one.  thank you so much for putting the tute up.  the shirt is tooo cute!
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