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Topic: READY FOR SUMMER! [4 shirts, 1 dress, 1 skirt]  (Read 8358 times)
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« on: June 11, 2009 02:38:05 PM »

I havent posted here in AGESSSS, and I'm sorry.
BUT! I am back with new surgeries Cheesy

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ONWARDS!

i made thissss..

from..
before: brand new top my mom bought for me. i didnt like it though, it didnt fit well, but it was ON SALE! the entire thing is light blue, but one of the arm sleeves was white. aaaaand cue dirty-mirror-pic


after: i first cut off those awful sleeves! used the white sleeve to contour the upper bust, and twisted it in the middle, tied it with cute beige lace and white ribbon. then took in the sides to make it more flattering. i almost chopped off the design on the shirt lol. then took some scraps and turned it into halter straps. i love that it hugs curves, but you can still breath!! (wouldnt want the wear-er to die!!  Shocked)
 

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before: one of my favourite pants, but alas... i am a big girl now. it is too short and no longer zips up! [censored because my undies was showing]  Embarrassed its a light material, dont know what it's called though. there are neat seam lines running up the leg, which i loved.


after: cut off the top half of the pants and worked soley with the leg-part of the pants.
sewed everything together and since the pants were fitted, it SURPRISINGLY also fit amazingly waist and hip curves! at the bottom of the pants, it had decorative lace, i took advantage of that and used it to tie straps. this shirt is only 1 strap though, but its with super cute cowboy fabric i got in the remnant bin!  Grin the strap is adjustable too! hence the little peice hanging off. the top and bottom ends of the shirt are just serged.

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before: my little sister's camo pants. she's at the age where they go through a pair of pants a month. GEEZ growth spurt! slooow downn!  its annoying for my mom, but its okay-  because i get more clothes to cut up!  Grin


after: my parents recently bought me a brand new serger as a first-year-of-university-grad-present! WOOHOO. i never get grad presents, but i guess it all paid off  Tongue i had so much fun with the serger on this project (you can tell right? Tongue) i dont know what else to say about it. i cut out a bunch of rectangles, triangles and serged it all together! then added a peice of black fabric waistband. i added a pocket from the original pants on the right hand side, a bow on the bottom left. and the back pockets of the original pants were saved! the skirt is about knee-length but its pretty big around the waist for me though, so im trying to find it a new home!


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before: your typical HUMUNGO gray tshirt. i think its a size XXXL. super comfy! but super un-flattering  Lips sealed


after: BUT HAVE NO FEAR! i gave it a better, more fulfilling life  Tongue cut it at 2/3 from the top to make the bust. added houndstooth yolk/bib (ONSALE! regular: 29.99 a meter, now 5$!!) then decorated with lace and some scraps of gray.
i fitted the body by folding over some parts and sewing it, giving it this AMAZING drape. its SO flattering front AND back  Grin (yeah im really proud of this one hehehe) afterwards, i felt like it needed something more, but i wasnt sure.. so i added a bow (and made it detachable!)


woohoo. its so super comfy. i couldnt stop dancing/ taking pics of it.

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before: sorry no before picture! i swear i took one, but it vanished. it was a pinstriped mens t-shirt with a design on the bottom corner

after: took in the sides to make it more flattering, added straps with my favourite kind of lace. straps go to a V in the back.. then i added lace/ribbon to contour bottom of bust.


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before: little sister's shirt that she barely wore. the focus is a golden coloured star on gray tshirt fabric. sleeves are pink stripes!


after: i dont like love sleeves, so i chopped them up and turned them into straps. of course the shirt didnt fit me, so i added 2 side panels and 1 back panel with the sleeve fabric. (its amazing how much fabric you can get if you plan ahead!) lol


ahhh, an amazing start to summer <3 it feels good to be back and sewing.

sorry for flooding your computers with pics Tongue

please comment & critique!
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009 02:55:45 PM »

That dress is so so cute!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009 03:17:07 PM »

You did a great job with those recons. I loved seeing them.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009 03:27:52 PM »

These are great! I love the shirts and that skirt is too cute! I'd totally buy some of these if I saw them in the store.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009 03:45:48 PM »

I would TOTALLY snatch up a dress like that.. it's wisted
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009 04:00:01 PM »

Wow. They're all really great and so cute Smiley

Totally amazed by the t-shirt to dress. something so sweet from something so.... square!

Pinstripe top is my favourite, very sexy Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2009 04:47:52 PM »

I really like the camo skirt, pinstripe tank, and star tank. Those are pretty cool.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009 05:10:40 PM »

I love the dress and the skirt Cheesy!
Its all awesome
<3!
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2009 05:39:40 PM »

wow your work is amazing and I love how you did the camo skirt Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2009 08:04:21 PM »

Amazing! Love love love loveee that gray dress! *3*
So the yoke was a separate piece? haha now I want something like thisss!
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2009 12:56:43 AM »

Those recons are awesome! The camo skirt, gray dress, and pinstripe tank are my favorites. If you had an etsy I bet the gray dress in particular would be snatched up! Just beautiful.
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2009 01:03:39 AM »

Id buy them - you definitely have talent
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2009 01:54:07 AM »

Great recon-skills SmileySmiley I love all of them, but especially the dress and the pinstriped top Cheesy:D
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2009 02:26:09 AM »

Ooooh lovely lovely lovely. I especially adore the stripey men's t-shirt one with the design on the bottom left bit.
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2009 06:32:43 AM »

Great recons, but I absolutely ADORE what you've done with that fabulous dress. Gorgeous.
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2009 07:25:42 AM »

I do love the ruffly grey dress. you have some mad talents.
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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2009 02:48:40 PM »

I would TOTALLY snatch up a dress like that.. it's wisted
awe thanks for wisting me Cheesy that totally just made my day!

Amazing! Love love love loveee that gray dress! *3*
So the yoke was a separate piece? haha now I want something like thisss!
yup! since its houndstooth and extremely itchy, i just sewed it onto the gray shirt. that way whoever is wearing isnt constantly scratching their...  Roll Eyes

thanks everyone for the comments Smiley i think i'll try posting on etsy.. just for fun  Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2009 04:15:04 PM »

I love it all. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2009 04:51:42 PM »

Wow, all of them are very well done. Great job!  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2009 05:30:49 PM »

Wow, you are amazing and completely inspiring.  I am absolutely in love with your grey ruffly dress.  Gorgeous.
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2009 06:03:31 PM »

The one you did from the xxxl tee is amazing. I love a yoke on anything, lol...

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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2009 06:16:14 PM »

that little ruffle one is tooooo cute!!!
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2009 08:32:45 PM »

I love the first top and the gray dress! Very cute  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2009 09:05:12 PM »

Wow!  Good job!  I'm getting a sewing machine soon and I have to get my brain to start seeing things the way you do... To me a big old T-shirt is simply that, I would never have done that dress with it!!! 
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2009 09:39:34 PM »

i love the dress made from the over sized t-shirt!
i think imma steal it once you look away Tongue <3
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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2009 11:58:48 AM »

Wow, you are a reconstruction fiend. I love it. What you did with the 3xxx shirt is simply amazing, I wish I had one myself! That one's definitely my fav.
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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2009 02:37:40 PM »

looks great- loved, what you did with the pants Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2009 06:38:17 PM »

Awesome work!  I love all of it.  I really like the camo skirt.
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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2009 08:32:03 PM »

Lovely! I really like the brown pants to top and the huge Tshirt to dress.
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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2009 09:54:01 PM »

Dang, girl! Amazing!
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« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2009 09:30:19 AM »

thanks so much everyone! i feel really mushy inside now  Tongue

had kind of a bad night last night..
time for a sewing spree? i think so.  Wink
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« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2009 04:54:00 PM »

Imust figure out how to make that grey dress! It is wonderful.
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« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2009 11:17:02 PM »

omg
that dress is AMAZING!!!
i think you should put up a tutorial or something.
cause i want that dress lol
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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2009 03:01:06 PM »

Imust figure out how to make that grey dress! It is wonderful.
omg
that dress is AMAZING!!!
i think you should put up a tutorial or something.
cause i want that dress lol

heh thanks! actually, i winged it Tongue but in a nutshell..

basically, took a huge t-shirt, cut it in half where the bust would end, and take it in like crazy. then sewed the lace and yoke -bib part- right onto the shirt!
i kept the length and width of the lower half of the shirt the same. but to fit it to the bust part, i just folded pleats(?) on the 2nd shirt, 2 in front, 2 in back.  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2009 08:37:05 PM »

This is really awesome, I used to have a similar Volcom shirt I wish I would have saved now that I saw this..  Undecided
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« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2009 08:55:30 PM »

Wow you are totally super talented.  I always want to recon stuff and can't think outside the box when it comes to clothes for myself.  Great job!
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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2009 01:53:32 PM »

I love them! especially the one with the men's shirt. that design is awesome Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2009 09:30:00 PM »

I would TOTALLY snatch up a dress like that.. it's wisted

bought =)
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« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2009 12:11:11 PM »

The dress is awesome! Super sweet!
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« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2009 06:03:33 PM »

I love this! I really love that grey dress!!
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« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2009 09:54:27 PM »

Wow, these are incredibly creative! My favourites are the dress and the shirt you made from the pants. I adore them both. Very nice work!
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