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Topic: Grecian Draped Tank from Skirt (with tutorial).  (Read 39506 times)
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« on: February 12, 2005 08:13:21 PM »

Hey, I'm feeling long winded tonight, so I thought I would over-explain something.  Yay!

First off, here’s the shirt hanging on my closet door with a monster fur scarf that you can barely see.  (Ah, how my camera sucks...)


Anyway...the trick to this shirt is to use a skirt that really hangs well.  Cotton probably won’t work (unless it's cut on the bias) – you need something synthetic and stretchy.  I had a polka dot skirt made of stretchy *and* shiny (oi) polka dot fabric, but it was too big so I needed to turn it into something else.

This is what I did...

(Yeah, my tutorial consists of tiny, ghetto, mouse-drawn pictures, and for that I apologize.)


You'll probably want to use a shirt that fits well as a guide, but you guys already knew that.  I used a serger to finish all the edges, but you don't have to do that (particularly if your fabric is knit).



See, it looks all toga-ish, like a Grecian statue.  Only in my case, with polka dots.

Here I am in the bathroom mirror, so you can see the nice draping.


This is my favorite reconstruction so far -- and I can even wear it to work.  Thanks for looking...
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2005 08:25:12 PM »

I like the drapey-ness of it! It rocks! Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2005 01:34:37 AM »

thanks for the tutorial it is so pretty
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2005 05:35:57 AM »

... must raid closets for skirts!...NOW!!!
That is FAB! Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2005 07:51:51 AM »

That's beautiful.  You could never tell that it was once a skirt.

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2005 08:58:34 AM »

That's really gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2005 05:07:34 PM »

Wow, thanks for all the positive feedback!  I feel like havin' a Sally Fields moment: "You like my tutorial, you really like it..."

Hah!  Thanks...
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2005 06:18:16 PM »

I love this idea. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2005 08:56:21 PM »

So pretty! I really want to try this.
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2005 10:52:16 AM »

Oooh! I have a very pretty empire waist dress that I could do this too. It's too short for my long legs, but I bet it would drape beautifully! Thanks for the tutorial!  Grin
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