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« on: September 16, 2007 06:15:39 PM »

Hi,

I do not own a sewing machine (yet), so all of my reconstructions are hand made.
In this one, I used a tank my sister-in-law gave me. The tank was boring and had very tight armholes. So I cut out the hem around the armhole to make it larger and added some flower applique to the left of the tank for effect.

Started with an olive green tank


Then I used patterned and white fabric to cut little circles



Measured the circles with a little medicine tub (you can used compass if you have it)



These are the circles of fabric I got


Then you fold the circles twice and sew in the center


And you are left with something like these


I stiched the arm holes with red embroidery thread


I then sewed the flowers to the left side of the tank



UPDATE: Since someone asked, I am adding pics of me wearing the tank. I would add bigger flowers if I intended to wear the tank at night. I would also add them in different colors, such as hot pink. But since I intended the tank to be a day shirt, I opted for a more demure look.






« Last Edit: September 17, 2007 06:52:45 PM by LuxLisbon » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007 06:24:44 PM »

so cute! and innovative!
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007 07:48:11 PM »

Thanks. i really like the final project too Cool
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007 08:44:58 PM »

this is really cute! it sucks that you don't have a sewing machine but luckily you're innovative enough to reconstruct things by hand Smiley
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the hip bone is connected to the leg bone.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007 08:05:22 AM »

I've been hand sewing since I was five. My barbies always had complete wardrobes hehehe
But I am giving myself a sewing machine for Christmas Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007 02:11:31 PM »

another hand-stitcher!
Awesomeness.
I love the idea of widening the armholes and using the contrast stitching. I'm such a sucker for contrast stitching- especially red!
Could you take a pic of you wearing it?
The visivle dynamic of the circles seems to be lost in the flatness.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007 05:44:42 PM »

I love that idea! Looks great!
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007 12:00:17 PM »

another hand-stitcher!
Awesomeness.
I love the idea of widening the armholes and using the contrast stitching. I'm such a sucker for contrast stitching- especially red!
Could you take a pic of you wearing it?
The visivle dynamic of the circles seems to be lost in the flatness.


I've added pics.
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007 12:35:13 PM »

OHH! that looks so GREAT!
I am simply GOING to have to try that.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007 08:09:44 PM »

i am so impressed by your stitches!! they are so even! i'm jealous! Grin
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