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« on: March 11, 2009 07:31:31 PM »

What do you get when you have a few free hours, a bunch of old tee shirts, and a deep love for the Partridge Family?

Trav'lin' along there's a song that we're singin' C'mon get happy!





I gained the inspiration from vegbee's post
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295074.0

tutorial!

Get your shirt, cut the sleeves off:


Slit it up the one side and at each shoulder, creating a big slice of fabric:


Cut triangles from the fabric in the fashion shown. Don't worry about the size/shape/etc. The point is to look kind of off kilter:


Sew them at the edges, with the narrowest part of the triangle facing up!

Attach at center. Add snaps, a zipper, etc if you wish, but tee shirt fabric has nice give, and will tend to stretch well to put on.

 

Tschss!!
« Last Edit: March 12, 2009 07:48:37 AM by randimae » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009 09:35:24 PM »

Yeah for recycling! Just wondering: how long is it? I would have loved to see it on a body, but it's still quite cute.

P.S. Gotta love the Partridge Family Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009 06:02:29 AM »

Yeah for recycling! Just wondering: how long is it? I would have loved to see it on a body, but it's still quite cute.

P.S. Gotta love the Partridge Family Smiley.

It's about knee length... I'll see what I can do for an action shot since I decided to wear it today. The only thing I would do differently, if you're planning on making one, is omit 1-2 panels or make 1-2 very small at the top... the stretch this thing has is a lot more than I was anticipating!
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009 06:11:49 AM »

Ok so this is the best action shot that being in Starbucks at my school will allot me for the time being.

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009 12:39:47 PM »

your skirt looks really cute
now i need to find some old t-shirt to try that as well Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009 08:50:35 PM »

The skirt is fab.  And I'm basically in love with your applique. 

(And now I'll have the damn partridge family damn theme song in my damn head for, oh, a month or so.  And I'll have to find the show to introduce it to my 4 year old who loves musical sit coms (the monkeys, anyone?).  And then she will develop a deep, yet strange, love of the partridge family and retro 60s wholesomeness.  Which will open up a whole new can of sewing worms.   Roll Eyes)

but, thank you!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009 12:04:42 PM »

Woo hoo! She whom I copy digs it Smiley

Seriously, that's how I ended up being into 1960s style fashion... watching a lot of Nick at Nite and TV Land. My poor mother, sewing me Twiggy dresses and Jan Brady bell bottoms.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009 12:14:32 PM »

This is adorable, I love the colours! Maybe you could add a waistband with elastic in the top if its too stretchy? And I love the pocket with the bird too
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009 01:48:37 PM »

This is adorable, I love the colours! Maybe you could add a waistband with elastic in the top if its too stretchy? And I love the pocket with the bird too

It totally needs it... I would definitely put the band on there if you're thinking of making one, because mine ended up around my ankles!  Shocked thankfully I was wearing opaque leggings.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2009 04:19:13 PM »

that's really cute! I'm digging the colors and the really nice shape
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