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Topic: Red T-shirt + White T-shirt + Black T-shirt = RWB T-shirt!  (Read 11940 times)
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Aneesah
« on: December 29, 2006 10:21:40 AM »

Just a "cut up old/unwanted t-shirts and merge them into one nice t-shirt" project. All the ... uh, design elements on this were unplanned, I had to do them to solve some problems. Tongue I'm so the trial-and-error, forget planning-and-pattern-drafting type. Roll Eyes

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I've had the red short-sleeved Korea t-shirt (actually there are two, the uncut one in the picture is the bigger one, which I didn't use) for a while, and initially just wanted to make it more fitted, mainly pull the sleeves down so it doesn't fan up so much and look like a boy's t-shirt (which it - sort of - is). But then I thought, the design is pretty darn scary and I wouldn't want to wear this outside the house, so I cut the design out. And then I remembered a wrap-top tutorial at ohmystars.net (and at craftster too, thanks ohmystars!) and decided to do something like that, with pieces from the white shirt for the bias binding.

But it became too small and too tight, I had to wear the (then vest-like top, with short sleeves) by stepping my feet in and pulling it up my shoulders. Cheesy So that's where the rectangular white stripes from the armpit along the sides came in. But then, the sleeves flared up too much and started to look space-suit-y, so I sewed in a little bit and got the stripes to be tapered and pointy. I think that part looks like a football jersey a bit. ^^;

All this while, I planned to wear it over a black long-sleeved shirt but the sleeve area was still especially tight and had creases when my arms were pointing straight down, so I thought; let's just make it a "fake" layered t-shirt so I won't have to wear another shirt underneath it. Ah. Cool So this is where an old long-sleeved black t-shirt came in; cut off the sleeves and a triangle for the front, sewed them on. And finally, the black band at the bottom ('cause I don't usually like horizontal stripes at the waist Undecided ) exists because the hem of the white stripes ended unevenly with the red hem, so I just sewed on a band and tucked the unevenness inside.

I'm still not sure I'd want to wear this in public; the stitching's pretty messy and the inside raw edges are totally ... raw, still. Embarrassed 'Cause I don't have a serger and zigzags don't go along very well with thin knit material. And, well, maybe it looks too funky or handmade? ^^;

Extra pic to show the left area and (accidental) wide neck:
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2006 10:44:12 AM »

nice shirt . I think it turned out really good !
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2006 11:18:43 AM »

Agreed. 'Tis very cute. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2006 03:10:57 PM »

If you don't want it I totally do  Smiley
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Aneesah
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006 04:04:42 AM »

If you don't want it I totally do  Smiley

Heehee, I still want it, thanks. Wink And I realised the black band looks less obvious when I wear black jeans, so another problem solved. Grin
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