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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009 07:12:59 AM »

OK, I think I understand everything EXCEPT the neckline part......

Did you just re-sew the shoulder seams so that the neckline was smaller, and matched your munchkin's neckline?



Yes, exactly.  Sorry! I have a headcold and just couldn't generate the proper words for that part! :-P  On the blue one I did first, I didn't need to change the shoulder seams 'cause the neck fit her just fine the way it was.  But that was a youth size t-shirt and I'm guessing most adult size t-shirts would have to be taken in at the neck.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009 08:12:27 AM »

OK, I think I understand everything EXCEPT the neckline part......

Did you just re-sew the shoulder seams so that the neckline was smaller, and matched your munchkin's neckline?



Yes, exactly.  Sorry! I have a headcold and just couldn't generate the proper words for that part! :-P  On the blue one I did first, I didn't need to change the shoulder seams 'cause the neck fit her just fine the way it was.  But that was a youth size t-shirt and I'm guessing most adult size t-shirts would have to be taken in at the neck.

You did great! I just was having a brain misdirection, and now that you've confirmed the method I see the pictures that show the new shoulder seams just as clear as day! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the education!
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009 10:23:17 AM »

I was so inpired I took one of my old shirts and made a dress for my daughter this morning, she is now napping in it but I will post a photo this eveneing once she is up and my hubby is home to alow me time to update it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009 11:34:07 AM »

I was so inpired I took one of my old shirts and made a dress for my daughter this morning, she is now napping in it but I will post a photo this eveneing once she is up and my hubby is home to alow me time to update it.

YAY! I can't wait to see it!!!
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2009 01:55:30 PM »

OK here it is,  this was my first exercise in gathering so it was a great projct since I had been meaning to try.

My daughter would not smile or stand still for me so here are the best pictures I could get.



thank you so much for the tutorial.

I'm not quite happy with how the neck turned out my shirt had a boat neck and it sometimes falls off her shoulder but over all I really like it.
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2009 03:37:21 PM »

I'm not quite happy with how the neck turned out my shirt had a boat neck and it sometimes falls off her shoulder but over all I really like it.

That's super cute! I love the longer sleeves.  Maybe you could find some cute buttons to tack to each side of the neck and bring it in a little?
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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2009 03:48:18 PM »

thanks, that is actually what i had been thinking, because if i just take it in a bit it will not actually fit over her head.

the other option is to take it in at the neck and cut a slit down the back. and add a button there.
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2009 01:47:20 AM »

Thanks so much for the brilliant tute!
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2009 09:09:30 AM »

Adorable and comfy! Perfect for the kiddos, I'm off to raid the stash of saved clothes in the garage.
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2009 04:13:58 PM »

Thanks for the great tut!  I've always been scared of neck binding on knits, but your idea is brilliant!  Makes me want to find a tee to try one out...
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