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Topic: XL T-shirt to Teddy, my first recon! ***NOW WITH TUTORIAL***  (Read 42644 times)
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TMLGirl
« 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

************************TUTORIAL*****************************
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
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« 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.
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« 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
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« 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.

cheers

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« 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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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2009 10:11:24 AM »

I love the way you repositioned the images.  And the back is a really nice touch.  Great job!
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TMLGirl
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2009 07:30:05 PM »

for anyone who was interested I drew out the pattern pieces I used and added a basic tutorial! hope it helps!  If you make anything similar I'd love to see it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2009 07:44:55 PM »

wow, that is fabulous, I love it!!
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2009 04:41:57 AM »

this is awesome, I kick myself I gave my niece all kinds of shirts that didn't fit me.
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2009 06:33:31 AM »

Thank you so much for taking the time to add the pattern.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2009 08:32:34 AM »

really cute use of the pictures on the tee  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2009 01:57:41 PM »

LOVE, LOVe THIS!! I'm working on my first recons, and I adore this design. Thanks so much for the tute!
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2009 11:03:09 PM »

it looks really good! im inspired to make something like yours.. i think i'll make mine a little longer into a dress!
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2009 09:13:45 AM »

i really love this and thanks so much for the tute, im definitly going to give this a shot!
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2009 06:09:02 AM »

Nice ! & great tut. I think I may have to try this.
I have so much unpacking to do still...but I might just have to take a break  Wink

Thanks for sharing (=
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2009 06:51:13 AM »

it looks really good! im inspired to make something like yours.. i think i'll make mine a little longer into a dress!

thats a fabulous idea!! Just make the waist band right under the bust a bit longer, and make the flowy shirt part really long!

I'd love to see it!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2009 06:32:58 PM »

alright, i was so inspired by this, i decided to make it! I've been down in my hobbit hole of my basement sewing room ALL DAY making it lol
couple of things i found though, 1) if your putting a bias tape on your cups, there's no need to sew them right sides together and flip them inside out, just sew them wrong sides together and trim the seam if needed, and 2) if you're sewing the waist band to the bottom flowy part of your shirt, again there's no need to turn it inside out, the seams will be hidden in your shirt...this will cut down on the bulk of the seams. (i'm not saying you were wrong, it's just a different way of doing things =P)
i'll be sure to post the results when im done!
peace!
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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2009 08:53:17 PM »

alright, i was so inspired by this, i decided to make it! I've been down in my hobbit hole of my basement sewing room ALL DAY making it lol
couple of things i found though, 1) if your putting a bias tape on your cups, there's no need to sew them right sides together and flip them inside out, just sew them wrong sides together and trim the seam if needed, and 2) if you're sewing the waist band to the bottom flowy part of your shirt, again there's no need to turn it inside out, the seams will be hidden in your shirt...this will cut down on the bulk of the seams. (i'm not saying you were wrong, it's just a different way of doing things =P)
i'll be sure to post the results when im done!
peace!
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I'm TOTALLY new too this, so I love hearing how other people have done it!
Thanks for the input!
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2009 12:41:57 PM »

I'm TOTALLY new too this, so I love hearing how other people have done it!
Thanks for the input!

Really? could've fooled me!! you did such an excellent job, especially with making the top fit you right! (that's the hardest thing for me to do...it always comes out too big or too small for me ;P)
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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2009 07:44:43 AM »

Very Cool. I have some old shirt's just waiting to be used. I will try this soon! Thanks for the idea and inspiration.
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« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2009 10:54:06 AM »

this TOTALLY rocks in all kinds of ways

but, ahem, goooooo Canucks!!!

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I got to make me one of these for sure , thank you so much for the tutorial
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« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2009 10:58:28 AM »

I LOVE IT! TMLGirl I am a huge Leafs fan! I have that exact same shirt. Did you get it at one of the home games?
You are a genius. My shirt is just lying around and I didn't know what to do with it. But now it has direction and a purpose.
This rocks! Thank you for posting.
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« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2009 10:34:04 AM »

This is such a great idea and a really helpful tutorial! I seem to get ill-fitting shirts as gifts and souvenirs all the time and I can't help but feel bad when I don't wear them. This will be the perfect way to update and get some real use out of them.

But, I feel I should leave a disclaimer: I'm a born & bred Penguins fan. It's ok though, when I went to the Pens v. Leafs game this year, you beat us pretty soundly, so no hard feelings, right?  Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2009 05:48:01 PM »

I love what you did with the shirt.  They would make great gifts too!!!
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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2009 06:19:40 PM »

i love how girlie you made this!!! the fact that you turned something so plain into something so feminine is awesome!!
very inspiring to say the least!
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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2009 11:38:37 PM »

wow that is sooo creative!!
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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2009 12:34:26 PM »

I LOVE IT! TMLGirl I am a huge Leafs fan! I have that exact same shirt. Did you get it at one of the home games?
You are a genius. My shirt is just lying around and I didn't know what to do with it. But now it has direction and a purpose.
This rocks! Thank you for posting.

Smiley I hope you make one just like this! go leafs go!  I actually got this shirt in detroit at the season opener last year c/o MLSE and molson!  I am making a whole girlie toronto maple leafs clothing line for me, by me Tongue
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« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2009 08:48:22 PM »

That is absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2009 10:10:11 AM »

2 CUTE!!!!  Good Job I am sooo envious!
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« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2009 07:49:36 PM »

sooo nice....i luv it...i'll make for my 2girls

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« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2009 06:26:18 PM »

I love that!
It really suits you and I love the Maple Leafs part Smiley
I must try this out sometime; I've always liked this style of shirt, and I always love to craft in summer. Thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2010 08:21:08 PM »

Just dropping by to let you know I linked to this tutorial in my Spring Cleaning/Earth Day blog post: http://jessdoesstuff.blogspot.com/2010/04/earth-dayspring-cleaning-mashup.html
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« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2010 10:30:25 AM »

Fantastic!  I love the  team spirit of it, too. ^.^
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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2010 08:53:51 PM »

i made one! great tute! mines not as pretty, but im still learning. Wink
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« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2010 01:34:03 PM »

Awesome!!  Grin
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« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2010 08:11:51 AM »

 Smiley LOVE THIS top....LOVE THE back too!! Very nicely done!!!
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