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Topic: another summery t-shirt -> halter recon (now with added stripes!)  (Read 2511 times)
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« on: May 25, 2008 06:49:41 PM »

after my last attempt at this which can be found here i decided i could do better and so i went off to primark and bought myself a £1.50 stripey cotton t-shirt and cut it up Cheesy  this time i used a casing (i think thats the right name) and some ribbon to do the centre gather, and ribbon rather than fabric for the straps (which stretched with wear).

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front detail (the bow doesn't sit quite right i'm trying to figure out how to fix it...):


back (please ignore the crazy mirrors that make me look oddly wide!):
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008 06:53:52 PM »

that is absolutely adorable and fits you like a glove!
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008 06:56:00 PM »

your back looks like your front Cheesy Cheesy
it's ok, it happens to anyone Smiley

i love the fabric and you look really really good
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008 07:01:13 PM »

your back looks like your front Cheesy Cheesy
it's ok, it happens to anyone Smiley

i love the fabric and you look really really good

whoops!  this is what happens when i post after midnight Tongue  thanks for pointing it out, all fixed now!
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008 07:45:32 PM »

this is so cute. i love it!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008 03:09:32 AM »

awwwww so cute!! i love primark Cheesy i think i might have got that top actually :S anyway, what is casing?? i dont know anything about sewingy stuff... i see what it is from the pics but how do u do it?

ANYWAY, cute top, love it Smiley good stuff!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008 04:07:51 AM »

awwwww so cute!! i love primark Cheesy i think i might have got that top actually :S anyway, what is casing?? i dont know anything about sewingy stuff... i see what it is from the pics but how do u do it?

ANYWAY, cute top, love it Smiley good stuff!


a casing is just a channel to thread stuff through.  a lot of patterns use a casing with elastic through to make gathers, its a lot easier than other methods because the elastic pulls the fabric up (as it's cut shorter than the casing) and allows extra stretch in the garment.

here i cut a strip of fabric about 3cm wide from the discarded bit and then stitched it on in the middle of the inside front of the top with a line up the middle, and then one on each side.  this created 2 channels (casings) which i fed the ribbon through and pulled up.  from the inside the front of the top looks like this:



hope that answers your question! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008 05:21:56 AM »


hope that answers your question! Smiley

it does! fab, thank you so much!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008 11:52:40 AM »

thats adorable. thanks for showing us how to do that!!
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