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« on: August 07, 2009 10:37:39 AM »

This past weekend, I had the awesome the awesome opportunity to go to Osheaga in Montreal. I was most super excited for Rufus Wainwright (who was excellent) and of course had to buy a t shirt. Since it was gross man-sized I had to whip it into shape.

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The sleeves are slightly gathered


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I was worried that my contrast fabric was going to be a bit too busy, but I think it looks pretty good. I wanted something whimsical but not overpowering. I didn't bother taking the shirt in at all before adding to it, which I think gives it a nice touch of slouchiness.

Thanks for looking! C+C welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009 10:58:06 AM »

love your shirt! that's awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009 11:58:49 AM »

That's a really cute shirt  Grin
I think your contrast fabric is perfect, not too much but still interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009 12:51:19 PM »

Is the contrast fabric stetchy?  Hard to tell.  Super cute, btw.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009 01:22:46 PM »

looks great! I Loooove Rufus Wainwright. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009 01:49:23 PM »

Oh I love what you did with this. The edging fabric goes so well Smiley

btw, you have the cutest haircut.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009 10:04:37 PM »

oh yes it is cute.  I never would have guess that it came from a boring old t-shirt Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009 05:37:43 PM »

I looove this  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009 05:46:13 PM »

Thanks peeps Cool

Is the contrast fabric stetchy?  Hard to tell.  Super cute, btw.

Yup. Stretchier than the t shirt, actually.

btw, you have the cutest haircut.  Grin

Thanks! Not so much a "haircut" as a "hey my hair is kinda getting too long I think I'll creatively attack it a razor"
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009 07:55:55 PM »

i'm new on the circuit to sewing, but just got a Singer and i can't wait to make it sing!  i'm still at "basics" level, but my question is how you get the sleeves to look so nice and slightly "feminine" (smooth, slight gather)?

thanks for reading.  hope this makes sense.
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009 10:44:43 AM »

i'm new on the circuit to sewing, but just got a Singer and i can't wait to make it sing!  i'm still at "basics" level, but my question is how you get the sleeves to look so nice and slightly "feminine" (smooth, slight gather)?

thanks for reading.  hope this makes sense.

Ok, let's see if I can explain this logically. The t shirt and the black fabric are both stretchy, the black fabric a little bit more so. Snip the hem off the sleeve as evenly as you can.

I cut a band of black fabric about 3-4 tall so it would fit snugly around my arm (for me, about 10.5 inches long with seam allowance). Sew it into a tube that you can slip around your arm, then fold the wrong sides together. I think you get where I'm going with this.

To actually sew it on, I matched up the seams of the sleeve and the tube and pinned them. Starting from that point, I sewed around, stretching the black fabric to fit the sleeve. When you're finished, the black fabric draws in, creating  a slight ruffley effect.

I hope that makes sense! I can try and clarify if anything sounds wacky Smiley
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