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Topic: XL men's shirt to pinup halter dress- tute on pg 2!  (Read 152824 times)
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« on: August 02, 2009 02:41:58 PM »

so my inspiration was this dress on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=22944370, and for the record, i really believe in supporting independent craftsters such as this talented lady, but i am currently unemployed and can't afford this sort of thing.
so i made this dress:



out of this shirt:



i had to double the number of buttons cause the stress on the individual buttons made it super wrinkly. i just used the extra buttons and the ones from the cuff and the neck. i sewed some of the stiff material from the cuff along the inside of the front to make it a little less wrinkly, but it is very lightweight fabric and thus still quite wrinkly- i'd love to hear suggestions about how to fix that!
i gathered the back with a little bit of scavenged elastic- oh, here's the back:



you can't really see, but the neck strap buttons in the back- i just cut the buttons off the cuff and sewed it to the strap, cause i hate sewing buttons.



much shorter than the original, but that's as long as the shirt was, and i'm lazy. anyway. you like?

Link to post containing tutorial: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315641.msg3634537#msg3634537
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009 02:46:27 PM »

Extremely cute!


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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009 02:51:02 PM »

Love the bits of collar you left, very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009 02:58:03 PM »

That is awesome! Any chance you might do a tutorial on this one?
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2009 03:04:13 PM »

love that! i'm really interested in how you kept the collar pieces there....care to divulge any secrets? Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2009 03:28:19 PM »

thanks! i didn't actually leave the collar- i cut it off, cut it in half, and then attached those pieces to the top of the dress- the seam is hidden underneath where the collar folds over. i might put up some half-assed drawings in a bit.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009 03:52:01 PM »

I love this! I'd love to see a tut as well. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009 03:52:59 PM »

This is fantastic. I love the collar part, it complements you perfectly.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009 04:02:52 PM »

Wow!  That is amazing.  I've never made a dress because darts terrify me!
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2009 04:10:11 PM »

Wow, that is so cute! That's the kind of dress I'm hoping to make myself for my husbands homecoming. It would be great if you did a tutorial for it! It really is awesome!
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