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kimmibram
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2016 10:49:05 PM »

Wow what a cool idea and the dress looks awesome on you!! And the tutorial you have shared makes it look all so easy. I will try this one for sure!
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MoanAhhhLisa
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2016 07:58:54 PM »

This is a really great idea and a technique I have used on a sweatshirt, front zip hoodie once. I have a couple tips for anyone interested.

1. Often when you lay a t-shirt flat it doesn't want to lay flat due to a manufactured in wonky-ness. To remedy this lay it as flat as you can get it then cut all the way up both side where a side seam would be including the sleeves. Now you have it attached only at the neck and the front and back can be laid perfectly flat to each other and as you may notice with a wonky, off centre shirt, the two pieces will not match exactly. But, you will be able to flatten them perfectly and get a good, even cut.

2. Panty Elastic, the lacy decorative kind, makes a really great edging for t shirt garments unless you want the rough edge look. Let's say you took a bit too much at the neck and it sags down too far (showing too much cleavage?) Panty elastic can be sewn on very easily to the cut neck edge of the shirt/dress by the flat edge of the lace leaving the decorative edge to show. Be careful not to pull on the shirt edge or the elastic. Lay both flat and sew a few inches to see how it lays. You may have to tug just a tad on the elastic. Sew your few inches with a simple zig-zag stitch then when you have the tightness you are comfortable with change to the triple zig-zag. It's more durable and allows for more stretch. The regular zig-zag is way easier to rip out if you need to re-do that few inches.
The panty elastic looks really good on the edges of the sleeves as well. Hopefully you can get it at one of the discount bulk fabric places like SAS for cheap. I got a bunch of whole rolls really cheap.

Didn't mean to hijack your post... I just like to share tips based on my experiences

Again... beautiful job!
Love the simplicity of it

MaxineBrandywine
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