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Topic: Bucketloads of T-shirt Reconstructions! **Tee Pocket Tut Added!**  (Read 48510 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2010 11:09:40 AM »

I love love that skirt. did you make that as well? I need to do a major stash buster like that. my partner has started questioning the necessity of keeping so many fabric scraps around  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2010 07:52:01 PM »

Clover shirt tutorial.... now please? I might die without it.
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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2010 08:06:08 AM »

These are so friggin awesome!!!!! I'm in love!! And I love pockets as well! I feel sorely out of place when I don;t have a pocket to put anything in.. lol. Keep up the great work and if you do a tute or a picture draw up I would so love to see it! Thanks for sharing everything!!
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2010 08:16:48 PM »

I love your style, your shirts are adorable and you do a great job! I especially love the first one, I heart anything glow in the dark but love the idea of something looking different in the dark than normal!
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2010 12:05:48 PM »

these are all so amazing! I love the cross-over top of the glow-in-the-dark and moon tees. Definitely a lot of inspiration for my pile of tees I've been meaning to do something with!
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« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2010 12:09:47 PM »

Eee, thank you so much for your amazing comments, everyone! I would've responded sooner, but I just started my first semester of college & suddenly my craftster time is very limited. But I appreciate the compliments so much--you made me blush & smile a LOT.

& the pocket tutorial is on the first page, in the original post. Sorry for the delay!

I love the shape of the ones that have a V-neckline and a band under the bust. if you are willing to sketch out the shapes, I would be very grateful, these are fabulous.

It looks like you simply cut up the T along the seam lines and then recut and sew them?

Thank you! I hope little paint drawings are fine. What I do is start out with a 3X (2X will work, but I have trouble fitting all the pieces in) tee, & cut out the back, & then work around with the front of the tee so I can get the placement just so for everything. The lower half of the front becomes the cross-over bust & the design the stomach; the side pocket panel usually will come from excess fabric from the back. Here's what the pieces look like:



LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE these t-recons! Did you come up with the designs yourself? Or get them from a book? I've seen some books on recon-ing tshirts, but didn't know if they were worth the buy...

Aw, thank you! I did come up with all the designs, but when I first started reconstructing (...3 years ago, I think?) I purchased the book Generation-T. It's a good starting off point, but if you know basics, I think it's easier (& cheaper!) to just see something, & try it out on your own. Experimenting, you know?

These are really amazing! I can't get over the pockets, such a brilliant idea. And the moon shirt!  What a great save!

Do you start with a larger man sized shirt, or do you use the girly tees?

Thanks! Smiley I almost always use men's tees in about five sizes larger than I need them. Threadless's  Girly Tees (which are actually made by American Apparel) run really small (as in, I wear a size small shirt in almost everything & need a large/XL in their tees) & are harder to reconstruct just because there's so much less fabric!

I love love that skirt. did you make that as well? I need to do a major stash buster like that. my partner has started questioning the necessity of keeping so many fabric scraps around  Roll Eyes

I did make the skirt, indeed! Thank you! I'm actually editing a tutorial for it (which I meant to have done a week ago), if you're interested. It's fabulous for using up scraps, something I seem to matriculate like none other! The very first place I'll post it is on my blog (http://www.mateycouture.blogspot.com), & I really should have it up... soon. Maybe this weekend, depends on how much homework I can get done!

Clover shirt tutorial.... now please? I might die without it.


I would totally do one, except that it took me quite a while to figure out the right pattern & I don't know if I could quite explain it in a tutorial! (&, lack of time, unfortunately...) But, I did draw up a mini tutorial for the pocket (see the first page) which would maybe be of help to you!

Again, thanks, dolls! Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2010 03:00:24 PM »

I can't believe I JUST discovered this post! w00t to top of January! Anyways, the one you aren't entirely pleased with, I love! great inspiration! Thanks!!!!  I love the back with the elastic and buttons SO CUTE
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2010 04:38:36 PM »

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! They don't look anything like t-shirts anymore. The first one is my fave, but they're all wonderful!
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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2010 05:19:29 PM »

all of your shirts are amazing. I can't pick out a favorite but the thing I love the most is that it gives me hope. All the recons I ever seem to see are strappy little affairs that would never work well for a chesty lady.  I might not be able to accomplish what you do, but at least i know it can be done. keep up the good work!
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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2010 12:16:53 AM »

Addie Marie, thanks for that info, it really helps. I am going to get to a thrift shop today so I will try and score some large mens T-shirts and have a play.
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