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Topic: shirt to shirtdress and pullover to pullover :) +tutorial  (Read 7596 times)
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CraftsterMagdalena
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2007 09:27:17 AM »

1. Take a button down shirt that you like. It shoulnt be too short

 


2. Put away the arms and the pocket. Be careful because you need the fabric of the arms later.




3. Turn it on the wrong side and try it on. Put pins in it to make it more fitted until you like the fit.




4. Put it flat on the floor or table or The next step is to make you fortune dress symmetrical. I drew lines in the picture where the pins are. Then you measure how much you took away at one point and how much at the same point but on the other side of the shirt. Add the two measurements and take away the half on each side. Draw the lines on your shirt and pin it together.
 



5. Try it on on the wrong side again and alter the fit until you really like it.



6. Sew it. Try it on and mark the length that you want the upper part to be. Cut the rest away. You will need it for the skirt part.



7. Cut one arm into strips and sew them together for the middle part of the dress.





8. Take the rest of your shirt and cut so that it has the same length everywhere



Ruffle it to the same length as the middle part



And sew it together, thats your skirt part.



9. Sew it on to the top part and add darts if you want to. I just took on the dress and pinned some needles into it, sewed it not really perfect.



10. In the next step you cut you armholes. Try on your dress (wrong side out) and just draw where you want them to be.


 
Then cut away the rest and use it as a pattern for the other side.



11. I just took two parts of circles for the sleeves (out of the other arms fabric)



and ruffled them.



You first have to pin them on to see wether it is the right position. Then sew.



12. Wear your pretty new dress!



(I know this one is not to good its to tight. So I sewed the button down part partly together.. I did it quick to get pictures for the tutorial Wink )

I hope this helps anyone =)

Magdalena
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CraftsterMagdalena
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2007 09:31:44 AM »

For the pullover i took an old pullover and took away the arms. Then I took away the pocket(not the bottom side). With soap I drew the pattern. Then i just used the zig-zag-stitch and "drew" on it. Where I wanted black rectangles I sewed on black fabric. To resize it i used a selfmade pattern. For this I once took away the sleeve of a pullover and traced it and the armhole on paper. Really easy Smiley

Magdalena
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RubyPurl
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2007 12:55:17 PM »

That is too cute! Thanks for the great tutorial.
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CraftsterMagdalena
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2007 11:53:44 AM »

Thanks for your nice comment and Im happy that I could help you Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2007 03:15:46 PM »

Thank you soooo much for the tutorial!! im definately going thrift store shopping now!!
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2007 08:39:42 AM »

thanks for making the tutorial!  i've been dying for a shirt dress and luckily, my dad is about double my weight and has a huge bad of all his old dress shirts in the basement!
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