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Topic: My first real t-shirt recons... Added tut for "get pink" and Tiffanys  (Read 9809 times)
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MaxineBrandywine
« on: March 01, 2007 09:14:39 PM »

ok I said that I just sewed t shirts for the first time and here they are...

This one is a old regular t shirt that a girlfriend gave me a number of years ago...






This one was a tank top that I hated the fit of but love the color and the letters on the back...






I got this one @ goodwill... just had to have it... it was too short so I added the hood, the cuffs and the bottom thing... the bottom thing is from a XXXL wifebeater I got on sale years ago @ K-Mart






Thanks for looking everyone... I have more pics and info if anyone wants to know how I did something...
Maxine

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007 09:47:49 PM »

you did the hood from the wife beater?
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007 09:49:37 PM »

you did the hood from the wife beater?

Actually no... the hood and the cuffs I made from a old sheer mesh top that I had...

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007 09:52:01 PM »


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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007 11:35:28 PM »

Ooooh nice work Smiley  I really like the hooded top!  The slogan is so funny on you Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007 08:18:24 AM »

I love the cabaret one!  It's a really cute style.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2007 08:21:27 AM »

Those are really good. Would you mind adding a tute? I'm just starting to get into sewing so I don't think I could figure it out myself. But those are soooo good! Great job! I love the pink one with the saying about the bike (I'm getting one this summer, hopefully).
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2007 10:23:35 PM »

Thanks you guys... I appreciate it very much...

I'm not sure where my head was when I posted this... I left out a pic and didn't add jack for descriptions... I guess I was tired...

I'll be happy to make tuts for each one. I try to take pics of everything I do now...

I'll start with the pink bike one... of course I did NOT take pics of this one... not sure why so I'll draw
and Kyrie04 don't hesitate to ask me anything. If I can answer I will. I love helping and I love sharing my creative ideas...
And getting a bike! ohh way to go!

Like I said I started the tank I got at a bike rally. It was cute but I didn't like the fit so I never wore it..

I cut it straight across just under the binding edge and just under the armhole edge as shown......



btw... if you have a shirt that you want to cut and add to the tank then by all means get it and cut it to go on the top of the tank cause it will save all this work coming up in the next paragraph... use the bottom of it to go on the bottom of the tank part...

I then took a long sleeve, higher neck pull over stretch t shirt that fit well, layed it on some paper and drew around half of it.... From the centre of the neck opening to the centre of the bottom... on the same side make a line between the sleeve and the body of the shirt... I made my lines right next to the shirt and added a small seam allowance when I cut the fabric out. I think that's easier. Make a small horizontal line at the edge of the pattern where the top edge of the other shirt comes to. That's where you'll cut the top yolk part...

Pick up the shirt... cut out the sleeve apart from the shirt, you only need one... just make sure that when you cut a sleeve out you put the top edge on a fold... get a yard stick and make a straight line from the place where you stopped at the top to the place where you stopped at the bottom. Now fold on that line and mark the other side of the shirt without the sleeve (cause you cut it out already) There's your pattern for a good fitting shirt complete with sleeves and to use with this idea as well...

Now take the pattern and using stretch fabric lay the pattern on the fabric. Make sure you get the pattern going WITH the grain... look at any t shirt and see which way the grain goes... always up and down...
Cut the fabric just below the armhole area of the pattern and it should match up with the tank bottom... Don't cut the pattern tho, save it to cut out other shirts...

Here's what you'll have when the two pieces are ready to sew together


If the top edge of the tank and the bottom edge of the new cut out top don't match simply alter whichever one so they go together... Sew the seams in the top, the shoulder seams first then sew the tank bottom to the new top, then sew in the sleeves... you can make a binding really easy and I'll show you that as well but I would need to take pics first...

If you want it longer like I made mine then just lay the whole shirt on the fabric and cut a piece at a slight angle (at least for me it's an angle cause I have hips) whatever length you want it to be. I didn't put any hem in it... make sure you add a small seam allowance on the sides, sew the two pieces together and then sew the bottom piece on the bottom edge of the tank piece.

Here it is together with the sleeves but without the bottom piece...


I will make a better tut later with real pics next time I do another shirt like this one...

If I think of anything else I'll post it... if you want any other info just ask...
Maxine
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2007 10:35:25 PM »

i need a boys prefer brunettes shirt! (im blonde too)  Grin  great job!
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2007 08:33:26 AM »

Thanks so much for the tut! I can't wait to get started!
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