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« on: October 17, 2006 07:03:08 PM »

so you see, there is a story behind all this. i had an adorable shirt, but then i somehow got nail polish remover all over it (i really don't know how! i wasn't even painting my nails!) and then it had weird splotches all over it. i've been searching for a replacement, but have yet to find one. so then, one day when i was browsing online, i saw this shirt at forever 21: http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=Casual+Tops&product%5Fid=2032750917&Page=7. does anyone know how to make this? i mean, besides the obvious rouching and whatnot? i should rephrase my question: does anyone know what the shape of the fabric would be before i rouche it? please note: there are no separate sleeves. i'd really appreciate your help, if anyone has made something like this before. and thanks for reading all the crap i wrote. i tend to ramble. THANKS!

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2006 07:08:15 PM »

actually, here's a better pic of what the top would look like: http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=Casual+Tops&product%5Fid=2031603075&Page=12 gee, i hope someone can help!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2006 10:47:44 PM »

It is a cute shirt...I like it!  I feel like it would be difficult to make without a fair amount of sewing experience...maybe you could find a pattern?  Sorry I can't be more helpful.  I'm an experienced sewer, but I'm trying to learn to make things like this myself!

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006 10:52:59 PM »

Its not actually ruching, its just gathers. Basically you would get the normal shpe of the top, just trace it of a t-shirt oor something onto paper, and then you cut the paper and spread it however much, and put some other paper underneath and tape it back together and re-draw the shape. And then when you sew it, you just gather it (or you could do little pleats which i always do cos i think they look better and are less bulky and easier to control) until its the original size.
Im sorry, this hasnt explained it really well, but theres probably other tutes on here, just search for slash-and-spread.

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006 06:06:47 AM »

I agree with Jelly.  Only I would just make a casing and insert elastic instead of gathering.  That way you get more stretch. 

Just be warned, if you have never worked with any kind of knit material, it can be difficult.

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006 06:21:23 AM »

ah, i see. thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006 06:24:20 AM »

Knit fabric can be a pain. To be honest, I'd just buy the shirt. I've wanted to make things before but then realized that by the time I figured out how to make it and actually made it, it would have been better to just buy it. (I hope I don't sound mean, I'm just trying to help.)  Smiley

« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2006 05:37:03 PM »

no, i understand. to tell you the truth, i'll probably end up buying the shirt, but i'd at least like to try. i'm a learner!!

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2006 09:02:24 PM »

That ruching is called shirring and its done with an elastic thread in your bobbin.  You would just cut the sides straight for the underbust stuff, and a larger neckline.  If you were to shirr it you probably wouldn't need knit fabric either, perhaps something with a slight stretch but not like t-shirt fabric.
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2006 11:15:10 AM »

thanks! that definitely makes sense.

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