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Topic: Bucketloads of T-shirt Reconstructions! **Tee Pocket Tut Added!**  (Read 47211 times)
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Addie Marie
« on: January 13, 2010 06:10:24 PM »

This was a Threadless "Midnight Showing" tee that has an amazing, glow-in-the-dark design. I did a crossover bust & pockets... I love pockets. I haven't made my skirts with pockets (but it's one of my 2010 resolutions!) so my shirts had better have 'em!

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This shirt was lying around our house somewhere. It has silly, girly text in front that I wanted to work around, but I of course needed to keep the clover, so this is what I came up with:









This was a "Wolken" Threadless tee. I fell in love with the little fox in the design! I used bamboo knit for all the details & trim. More pockets, haha.

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This one was a Threadless "Poetic Irony" tee. I was super inspired by a top Taylor Swift wore in the video of her Stripped version of "Untouchable". Basically, a super puffy-sleeve, and a slick fitted style.





(My mom made my hat!)

This next one was funny. It was a Threadless "My Crony" tee, & the first shirt I'd done of this style. Everything was going along swimmingly until I tried it on to see if the fit was right, and, bam, there was this huge circle in the middle of my stomach! I laughed despite my distress, and as I was lying in bed that night, I realized the perfect fix for it--what else but a pocket?? So the mid-way uh-oh point:



& the after:







This was a t-shirt recon that I did last year, and actually don't wear very often anymore, but it's still pretty neat.  I gave it an off-the-shoulder neckline, trimmed in red polka-dotted fabric, darts in front, ruching on the sleeves, and a button & loop in back to make it nice and fitted. I like the fact that you can't quite tell at first that the darts messed with the Coca-Cola logo. It's sneaky. Smiley





This is a shirt I'm not entirely pleased with, but it was my first try on a scoop back, so I can't expect perfection! I used a Threadless "Let's Go Parasoling!" tee which I had on my shelf since last year, and mint green trim that I searched for long and hard because I wanted the perfect color to match the umbrellas on the shirt. It's got a deep scoop in back & cute little ties. There are tabs at each side with little white buttons.







Whew! I was going to throw in some sheet-to-dress recons & such, but this is too long as it is! If you made it this far through my ramblings, kudos! Thank you for looking. Smiley

EDIT: Pocket Tutorial!



& because it's pretty small, you can go here [http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu90/MateyCouture/sidepockettutorial.jpg] to see it full size. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010 06:17:35 PM »

I really love the cut of the moon shirt towards the end and the Coke shirt is the best...gotta love that coke!
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010 06:21:55 PM »

i love these! i love how the shirts have pockets. How did you learn to do this? how could *I* learn to do this!?
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010 06:23:21 PM »

Love all your t-shirt recons! Now I know what to do with my huge pile of ugly tees *grins*
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010 06:43:36 PM »

Thank you all! Smiley

i love these! i love how the shirts have pockets. How did you learn to do this? how could *I* learn to do this!?

You can, you can indeed!! When you cut out the front of the shirt, you take it aside & cut a triangle/rectangle/curvy thing up the side. (Oh dear, I'm already doing a bad job of explaining this.) Then, you take the smaller bit, & use it as a template to cut out the pocket, except you make the pocket short. Add trim on the pocket, & lay it wrongside-to-right side on top of the piece you used as a template, the piece that you cut out of the front of the shirt. So both pieces have their rightsides facing up. Then pin & sew the piece back on to the rest of the front of the shirt with the pocket stuck in there. Then you sew the front of the shirt to the back of the shirt, catching the other side of the pocket in that seam. Then, you put a band of trim on the bottom!

...I can draw up a picture in Paint, if you like? I think I confused myself just typing it! But it's really very simple, you can definitely do it yourself!
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010 07:09:11 PM »

cute tops!
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010 08:26:20 PM »

Thank you all! Smiley

i love these! i love how the shirts have pockets. How did you learn to do this? how could *I* learn to do this!?

You can, you can indeed!! When you cut out the front of the shirt, you take it aside & cut a triangle/rectangle/curvy thing up the side. (Oh dear, I'm already doing a bad job of explaining this.) Then, you take the smaller bit, & use it as a template to cut out the pocket, except you make the pocket short. Add trim on the pocket, & lay it wrongside-to-right side on top of the piece you used as a template, the piece that you cut out of the front of the shirt. So both pieces have their rightsides facing up. Then pin & sew the piece back on to the rest of the front of the shirt with the pocket stuck in there. Then you sew the front of the shirt to the back of the shirt, catching the other side of the pocket in that seam. Then, you put a band of trim on the bottom!

...I can draw up a picture in Paint, if you like? I think I confused myself just typing it! But it's really very simple, you can definitely do it yourself!

If you have time I'd absolutely love if you could draw up a picture!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010 10:36:36 PM »

Awesome recons! I love how polished/finished they look. I really like the shape of the coke one and the sleeve you did on the Taylor Swift inspired one.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010 10:47:30 PM »

You have a great imagination!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010 08:51:19 AM »

*jaw drop*

Can you not go out and put those shirts in the shops? They are exactly the kind of shirts I am looking for but fail to find, every single time.

Awesome job!
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