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Topic: XL T-shirt to Teddy, my first recon! ***NOW WITH TUTORIAL***  (Read 44737 times)
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« on: May 18, 2009 12:26:25 PM »

My first recon design.  I even drew out the pattern for it! But overall pretty easy to make, the blue was just a scrap of polyester fabric that i had hanging around..

I'm very happy with how it turned out though!

tee-shirt I used

A couple front views

and the back, since none of the fabric had much stretch i had to make a way to loosen it a bit.....

It was really striaght forward to make, but I did keep the dimensions of the pattern pieces i used if anyone is interested!

Comments or Questions welcomed Smiley

this is my first one, so I hope it flows ok, let me know if you're unsure of anything

For the pieces you can modify to your size.

My band and body pieces are 30 cm around at the top, because thats ~ how wide I am around directly under my bust.

My bra size is a smallish C cup, so you can make the triangles bigger or smaller based on your cup size.

For the width around the bottom I just kinda guessed, I found  a flowy shirt that fit me well and used the circumference of it to determine how much my pieces would flare.  So again these can be modified to your liking.

For the lining of the triangles I didn't measure, but just used scrap pieces

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009 01:07:59 PM »

Thats really nice and I love the back Smiley 


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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009 02:03:01 PM »

looks great! what you did to the back is awesome and i'm really inspired to make one just like it Smiley
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009 02:25:57 PM »

do it!  this website is 100% my inspiration for everything!
The design is simple and you can pretty much see what I did, but I can give you the dimensions for the pattern pieces I made if you're interested!

I also interfaced the straps so they would be more sturdy, not sure if that's req'd or not.

« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 06:30:11 PM »

Sooooo cute! Could you share the info with me? Pleez?
I really love it!

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009 04:22:34 PM »

Even though I'm from Vancouver  Wink I love this shirt!  Great job  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009 07:57:26 PM »

Turned out very nice!!  I really like it!

Plus, what don't I love that is hockey-related!?  Smiley
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009 11:09:05 PM »

Oh wow it is so cute. It came out so clean too, my t shirt recons always get messy. I love it, and I love the corset back too, very innovative.

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009 03:23:24 AM »

HI, i would love the pattern  to the shirt.  I have all these shirts from people's travel and haven't done anything with them.  I love your idea.


« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009 04:49:43 AM »

will have the pattern and brief tute up tomorrow!! I just have been swamped with house hunting! But after today the craziness slows down!  Thanks for the comments everyone!

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