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?
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
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!