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« on: March 25, 2007 09:37:09 PM »

So, I work for the public library and every summer we get these shapeless free t-shirts for the summer reading program.  I thought I'd turn it into something I wouldn't mind wearing.  I don't have a before picture.  Just imagine a normal shapeless t-shirt.  But here's the after:

I just took it in on the sides to make it fit better, gave it long sleeves because the library is always cold, and cut a more flattering neckline.  The red bands on the sleeves were a happy accident.  I cut the sleeves too short to be able to hem them so I cut the hem off the original sleeves and sewed them on the ends.  I think it looks good that way.  Not too exciting of a recon, but I went from a shirt I would never wear in public to one I can't wait to wear to work.   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007 10:51:42 PM »

cute! hey that's the joy of recon.. it makes life better!
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007 11:11:59 PM »

Looks great Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007 06:05:27 PM »

it looks great now !

« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007 06:21:27 PM »

i love the sleaves, especially the red bit on the ends!  such a great detail!

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007 12:01:14 PM »

thanks so much.  like i said, the sleeve contrast was a luck accitdent.  I can't help thinking it needs *something*.  I'm thinking of adding rouching to the front or basting to the neckline.  My friend suggested rouching on the shoulders but the problem is that my bra straps already show a bit.  Undecided
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