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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2007 11:31:45 PM »

ahhhh--brilliant!  You just gave me the answer on another top of mine that I won't wear because of the sleeves!!!  It is a t-shirt type fabric--sewing in a pretend second layer is perfect!!! duh--why didn't I think of the layering thing?!

I think it'll turn out great. I have several shirts with pretend layers that I love, so that's definitely what I think I'll go for.
I'd love to see yours when it's finished.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2007 12:06:28 AM »

Of course you're allowed to be honest!  Smiley

Why did I buy it?
My mom bought it for me (I wasn't with her), it was on sale for $4 and she thought it looked like something I would wear based on the style, colors, and print pattern on it, and she was right. My only problem with it is the sleeves. Plus at $4, I have no problem altering it, I'm just not sure what the best way is.

My arms aren't like insanely jiggly, I'm just self-concious about them. I'm not someone that is proud of my size and wants to show it off no matter how it looks.

It may not have anything to do with the design, but I know personally (and not to offend any plus size girls, I AM ONE!) I find myself questioning the clothes some plus size girls wear. I'm glad they can embrace their bodies and are proud of themselves, but somethings just DO NOT look good.

Thanks!  Smiley

trust me, i dont think plus size girls are attractive, and i dont like being one...its not low self esteem (i have a fantastic personality) but i know what i find aesthetically pleasant...sometimes being big doesnt infringe on the way someone looks, but usually, it does (not faces always) but in this PC world we live in, i just keep my opinions to myself, and i live by the rule (i always will and always have): treat others hwo i want to be treated....i dont say hurtful things JUST to be honest, but if someone asks for my honest opinion, i give it...i dont have a problem hearing it though...
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2007 05:04:51 AM »

Hehe, I like the idea of fake layers too! It'll be somewhat like this, right?



(Just an old t-shirt I reconned from three different tops.)

And maybe the designers planned on the wearer having something underneath, hence the short sleeves and deep v-neck? (...Or not. ^^)
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2007 08:24:36 AM »

Yeah it'll look something like that, but the v-neck isn't quite as deep. I'm not sure if they intended to wear anything underneath or not. The v-neck isn't so deep you have to wear something underneath, I just have to for school and work.
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2007 05:26:03 PM »

"trust me, i dont think plus size girls are attractive"

I think it depends- almost anything I would find cute on a smaller girl would also look cute (scaled up, obviously) on a larger girl- the really skimpy things (not neccessarily cap sleeves, but more like super short skirts or belly shirts) don't make anyone look their best, IMO.
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2007 05:36:51 PM »

"trust me, i dont think plus size girls are attractive"

I think it depends- almost anything I would find cute on a smaller girl would also look cute (scaled up, obviously) on a larger girl- the really skimpy things (not neccessarily cap sleeves, but more like super short skirts or belly shirts) don't make anyone look their best, IMO.

There are a lot of things that do look cute scaled up, but sometimes things need to be shaped and cut a little differently when made for a larger girl. Making it wider and longer does not always work.
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2007 09:46:28 PM »

"trust me, i dont think plus size girls are attractive"

I think it depends- almost anything I would find cute on a smaller girl would also look cute (scaled up, obviously) on a larger girl- the really skimpy things (not neccessarily cap sleeves, but more like super short skirts or belly shirts) don't make anyone look their best, IMO.

i also said sometimes being big doesnt infringe on the way someone looks.....there are some cute things (jeans can look great on anyone for instance, and there are dresses and shirts and the like at Torrid that look pretty fab) that are great for bigger girls...but not everyone can buy them (i can, but thats really really recent, like as of May of this year) and most people dont wear clothes that flatter their bodies AT ALL...

i would also like to note: i am no looker, and that is because im fat, i CAN however, look pretty for me, which i am not ashamed to say...
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2007 07:15:12 PM »

I would use a complimentary fabric. Take the sleeves off and use them as a pattern. Use freezer paper, it's cheap. Draw the sleeve you want...longer, fit the pattern to your arm, to make sure it's wide enough, with seam allowances. Then make a whole new sleeve. If you aren't sure what style of sleeve you want, look at some pictures, and draw one before you start.
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2008 03:35:09 PM »

I've gotten to where I don't even look at shirts that are short sleeved - because they are all like that and I can't stand it!  I LOVE the kimono tops that are popular right now - they are so forgiving for flabby armed gals like me!
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2008 03:51:08 PM »

trust me, i dont think plus size girls are attractive, and i dont like being one...

I don't like being one either, but I've always been heavy and that is the way I was born.  That doesn't mean I can't be attractive.  Look at Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Emme from Style, any of the girls modeling clothing for Lane Bryant, Torrid, etc.... they are all plus size and beautiful.  Not to mention all of the non-celebrity girls who are plus size and pretty - it's all in how one carries herself.
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