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« on: February 11, 2007 01:23:04 AM »



i made the cowboy shirt variation. am tres pleased with it, though idon't think i'll make another shirt for a while. this was a weeny bit beyond my skill range, so became a little more scary and stressful than fun.

i made it out cotton aimed at quilters that i bought as a remnant when my closest spotlight closed down. so the fabric cost me about $1. pity the 'pattern' (book) cost about $30 Wink

oh, and for reference for her weird-assed sizing system, this is a medium, with the side seams taken in a few inches (but the armhole not altered because i don't have those Skillz), and the back made a little narrower, because i have a narrow back. oh, and made about an inch longer at the bottom too.

for pics of the super-secret embroidery and the thumb-ouchie i gave myself while putting the studs on, check out the blog.
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Weidenktzchen
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007 02:38:41 AM »

WOW!! Great shirt! Looks very professional. How long took it to make?
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LSTinVA
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007 02:48:15 AM »

That is a really amazing shirt!!!  Perfectly tailored  Smiley  I am still sewing flat square items -- you're an inspiration!

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007 04:27:45 AM »

LSTinVA: i've only made some pretty easy tops/ dresses before. i only started realy sewing in december. it wasn't that difficult, just lots of steps.

Weidenkatzchen: um... i sewed a couple of hours each day for a week? i didn't have an unpicker, so generally put it down for the day if i sewed something wrong. then i'd unpick (with a pin and scissors) when i started the next day.
i couldn't have done it in a day - would've got too tired.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007 05:36:46 AM »

Very well done! I am working on a pattern for a shirt like that.  I absolutely love those type of shirts.
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clivestaples
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007 06:01:27 AM »

Wow, that looks really good. I love the plaid, very cute.
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mcm
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2007 06:29:21 AM »

You did a really good job with the plaid on the bias...  it doesn't make the sewing easier because everything stretches more :-).. 
As to thumbs and snaps, I've usually sought out 'hammer-in' ones - no bulky gizmo to store for years while I make up my mind to use them again, and no problem with thumbs at all.  It's better to do it outside where the floor won't be damaged and the neighbors won't mind, but if you use a plank for padding the occasional appartment use isn't a problem.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007 07:25:46 AM »

Wow, great job!!  Looks awesome on you!
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007 01:01:22 AM »

my thumb ouchie was caused by hammer-in studs... i hammered my thumb instead Sad

(i hammered the studs on our chopping board... there's these deep dents in it now... i'm glad i have a cruisy, fuss-free partner Wink )
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Aneesah
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007 03:21:55 AM »

Yeah, I loooove this style of shirts too! Cheesy The result looks worth all the trouble you went through. Wink Wonderful job.
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