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clacksou13
« on: June 21, 2009 11:42:47 AM »

I'm working as a stitcher at a summerstock theatre for the first time this summer, and the group I'm working with is a lot of fun.  One of the ways we decided to blow off some steam after all our hard work was to put together a bowling tournament for all of the tech staff, with costumes and electrics on one team and the set/props/paint crews on another.  Since we're costumers, of course we had to make our own team uniforms!  Most people just bought craft shirts from Walmart and went to town, but I, being too broke to afford a new $5 shirt, decided to completely reconstruct a huge men's black button-down shirt that I usually use when I need to wear blacks backstage during performances.  Here is the finished product:

The requisite full-length mirror shot.

I pretty much ripped out every single seam while re-working this thing!  I cut off most of the original long sleeves to turn them into cap sleeves, put in darts at the armscye, side front, and side back, took the sides seams in by about 9", brought up the armscye so it was more on top of the shoulder, took up a few inches at the shoulder seam, shortened and curved the hem, moved the patch pocket on the chest from one side to another, and added lots of embellishment.  I think it looks pretty good though, compared to what it was before, which was this:            

A close-up of my team member name, "Screamer", with appliques of fruit and a bee (it's an inside joke).  

 A close-up of the team patch and safety pin detailing.  Team Static Cling (fabric + electricity) lost, but we had a lot of fun anyway!        

EDIT:  Sorry guys, I don't know why the pictures are all wonky!
« Last Edit: June 21, 2009 11:55:56 AM by clacksou13 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
roccstarr75
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009 12:22:19 PM »

Ok even though this shirt came out super cute, my favorite thing is your team name and how ya'll came up with it!  GENIUS!!!!!!
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