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« on: January 25, 2008 07:53:55 AM »

Not a lot of explanation needed here, I imagine. I used a pattern (Simplicity 5479 from 2003) and incorporated some elements of the original men's dress shirt into the new one (placket, hem, cuffs...). Kinda fun. I'm looking forward to really going nuts with the concept but this was just kind of a slap-it-together endevor. Wink

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008 07:55:46 AM »

How frickin cool is that??!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008 08:12:05 AM »

Great job ! That's really lovely !
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008 08:14:48 AM »

I love that you left the buttons on the neckline! Did you have to take the original top apart or were you able to use the pattern just to alter it? Great job  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008 08:41:23 AM »

that is definitly the ultimate coolest recon i've seen!  hopefully u will share a tute with us that is 2 cool.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008 08:46:38 AM »

Very cool!  You did a wonderful job with it! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008 08:48:11 AM »

Thanks for your comments, everyone.
I cut the sleeves off and cut up the sides of the original shirt. Then I just laid it flat and used the body of the shirt as if it were yardage, lining up the neckline of the pattern piece with the button placket. I slid the sleeve pattern piece down the shirt sleeve to the place where the width was right and cut the new sleeve top there so it would fit in the new shoulder. After I put the front of the shirt together, I cut the back piece to match the length of the front (shorter than the pattern indicated) so I could use the original shirt hem.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions. Smiley
P.S. Don't forget to eliminate the seam allowances where you won't be needing them. In this case: the sleeve seam and the center front where a facing would have gone.
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japananne
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2008 09:37:45 AM »

So cute!!  I'm bookmarking this Smiley  I just bought a mans shirt from a charity shop to make a dress out of, but this will be the next project I think.  Thanks for the idea!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008 09:39:10 AM »

i love how you put the original shirt elements
like the buttons in the neck
great job!!
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PetitMer
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008 09:47:07 AM »

 Cheesy a shirt from a shirt - you're so funny!
It's a great looking shirt too, and so versatile for different situations! The button detail adds so much detail to a classic shape. Love it!
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