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Topic: Cute and Spooky Psychobilly T shirt Recons  (Read 9036 times)
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« on: February 09, 2010 07:17:05 AM »

I have done quite a few of these types of recons. For us bigger hotties, it takes me a couple of t shirts to make enough fabric. I use a princess construction to get the best, most flattering fit, so having side front and side back panels eats up Tshirt. I just love how these turned out!

These are psychobilly bands that I love, and some extra fabric I have laying around.

This one I used a blue leopard knit fabric and black knit tshirts. I made the cutest bat applique for the front. Instead of bias tape for the neck line like I have used before, I made facing in the leopard. I don't know why I didn't think of it before! It's easier than bias tape! The sleeves are a flutter style that is easy and cute. I was trying for the Betty Grabel hair style that day too  Grin

This is the Back...It's Necromantix, if you know the band.

The bat  Cheesy

Here is another one, with the graphic on the front. The sleeves are "mummy" fabric! I made the rest of the shirt in black t shirt knit instead of different colored panels this time. I used black bias tape on the neckline.


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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010 07:24:15 AM »

these are cool!!! Wink


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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 07:28:42 AM »

These are very cute. Have you done a tute on this style? If so I would really like to check it out. Your hair is rockin'!!

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010 07:50:40 AM »

Thanks Honeys!

If you look back through the Topics I started (use my profile) then you can see the results of the other ones I have made.

I never did a tut on this, but I can tell you it is Simplicity Pattern 4242. Srsly, it's that easy! The rest is all figuring out fabric choices. The hardest part is getting the pattern piece that is the center front to line up with the graphic on the band-tee! You might have to do some adjustments like raising the neckline to get it all in there. But in general, this is as easy as making a regular pincess seamed top. The pattern has the top as being lined....just skip that part and finish the neck and armholes with bias tape, or make your own facing.  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010 07:51:00 AM »

I always love to see your projects!   Cheesy  That first picture of you is classically beautiful, movie-star looks.

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010 08:05:26 AM »

that looks so great! I love the Nekromantix! So wish I could sew!
If you ever wanna do a personal swap..*hint hint* (Koffin Kats..ooh or the chop tops)
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010 08:11:04 AM »

Totally cool!!

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010 08:54:50 AM »

Those are very cute and very flattering to your shape. Would you consider doing a tut for others to see how you do this.

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010 11:30:19 AM »

Daw! Those are so adorable! I love them both, but I think the second is my fav.  Wink
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010 11:42:31 AM »

love these! very fun!!!
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