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Topic: Shirt to waistcoat - simple, but I'm a newbie and really chuffed with it!!  (Read 4923 times)
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« on: April 21, 2008 09:44:41 AM »

So I started with this, which looks like a perfectly fine shirt, but there were sweat stains under the arms Shocked (eew!) which meant it couldn't be worn as a shirt anymore.....


So I decided to turn it into a waistcoat.  I intended to keep the pockets on it, but when I cut the sleeves off I had major pookling action at my boobs going on  Angry, like so


So the pockets had to go as I couldn't put darts in when they were there.  Anyone else wish they had slightly smaller boobs sometimes, just to make the sewing easier?!

And this is what I ended up with!


(I still need to fix one of the darts a bit)



What do you think?  I'm quite chuffed.  It's the first thing I've reconned that I'll actually wear Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008 09:58:44 AM »

good job!
Dont you love it when you can actually wear things you make?
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008 10:02:25 AM »

Wow! That's really impressive for a newbie! It looks professional!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008 10:23:26 AM »

Lovely, it looks so great!
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008 10:26:56 AM »

So cute!  I love it!  You have every right to be happy with yourself, this is good work!!!! Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008 10:55:20 AM »

it's so nice!
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008 11:15:29 AM »

Thanks guys!!  Cheesy  I'm definitely improving in the sewing skills department - I can nearly sew in straight lines now!!!  Grin  Still a long way to go before I can make things from scratch.....
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008 11:26:56 AM »

i think it looks absolutely amazing! you did a really good job. looks great on you!
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008 12:42:40 PM »

You could still add the pockets back near the bottom points if you wanted. Personally I love your project it is adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2008 02:41:04 PM »

You should be quite chuffed, whatever that means. It is a very flattering fit.
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