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Topic: cute summer dress and halters :) *now with a quick tute for dress*  (Read 8210 times)
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jilltheimpossible
« on: July 05, 2009 02:12:04 PM »

so its summer and i've been spending most of my free-time raiding goodwill and family members closets haha. i came up with a few really cute ideas and whipped these three items up last night/this morning. let me know what you think!
this first one is an old t-shirt of my dads. the color was still really solid without much fading so i turned it into a strapless dress for summer. he couldn't believe it was actually his old shirt when he saw it! lol
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and this one is from a men's t-shirt i snagged from goodwill for .99! wooo!
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009 02:54:45 PM »

Im in love with the sundress..it looks so darn comfy for when its hot out!
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009 03:57:12 PM »

I love the collared shirt!  Looks vintage!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009 04:00:48 PM »

The sundress is my absolute favorite!  How did you make it? 
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009 09:17:12 PM »

The sundress is my absolute favorite!  How did you make it?  
thanks! it's my favorite too:)
i got bored this evening so i put together a mini-tute for you. i hope it makes sense!
1.start with a big shirt (i used men's L in the first, but for this one its a men's medium so it came out a bit shorter)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_4026.jpg
2.cut off sleeves and collar of the shirt. turn the shirt part inside out and trim it down so that the top part measures a little bit bigger than the width under your breasts and the bottom part flares out. my chest size for the shirt was 16 inches.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_4028.jpg
3.then cut your sleeves open along the "long fold" so that they look like this. this will be your chest piece.
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4. then place the open sleeves on top of eachother, right sides together, and trim those down so that the bottom part of the chest piece is as wide as the top of your skirt
5. then you just sew the chest piece on to the top of your skirt and voila!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_4031.jpg
and if you want you can add a little loop to gather the material in the chest piece like i did here
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v431/stewedprune/IMG_4033.jpg
hope that helps! i know it was a short tute so let me know if i need to clear anything up.


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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2009 06:19:53 PM »

i love the simplicity of the dress. I looks sooooooooooo NICE!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009 12:50:50 PM »

 Grin  Thanks for the tute!!!  I have a shirt of my husband's that I will try this on tonight.  That tute is straightforward so I shouldn't have any problems.  I am sending a big hug to you for this!!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2009 12:10:06 PM »

This is super cute! I made one myself today following your tutorial. I cut the sleeves and sewed them on a bit differently though. I'm a D-cup, so the way you did it wasn't enough room for me. I cut them so they angled down in the back and juuuuust meets in the middle, but the front has lots of room for boobs. Might post some pics later.

Thanks, this was fun! First thing I've sewed in a long time.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009 08:45:57 PM »

Smart using the sleeves for the bodice!
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009 08:47:16 PM »

This is super cute! I made one myself today following your tutorial. I cut the sleeves and sewed them on a bit differently though. I'm a D-cup, so the way you did it wasn't enough room for me. I cut them so they angled down in the back and juuuuust meets in the middle, but the front has lots of room for boobs. Might post some pics later.

Thanks, this was fun! First thing I've sewed in a long time.

I'd love to see pics! I'm also larger chested & would love to see how it turns out!
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