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Topic: Mens dress shirt reconstruction to womens girly shirt.  (Read 7114 times)
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« on: February 11, 2010 05:21:01 PM »

My first reconstruction of a mans dress shirt, let alone my first decent shirt reconstruction. I made this shirt out of a mans old short sleeve dress shirt.  I was too in a hurry to get to the reconstruction of the shirt to take a before picture, sorry.  But it is just your basic short sleeve button up shirt with a pocket on the left breast. 









I moved the pocket to the lower left side.  I used left over pieces from the sleeves and such to do all the detail around the neck and waist.

Comments welcome, thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010 07:43:33 AM »

I love the neck soooo much!! this is reall cute ><
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010 06:52:23 PM »

Thank you, thanks for commenting on it, I appreciate it.  It is my first time making something like this, this shirt is very different compared to what I would normally wear.  I cannot afford any clothes so I figured I would try to make something that might be wearable out of something that was not very wearable.  Thanks again.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010 02:55:12 AM »

Good job, I've got about 10 mens shirts (partner wears out elbow really quickly), been wondering what to do with them. How did you do the ruffles at the top?
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010 08:40:31 AM »

Thanks, I actually just took strips of the shirt material and pinned them on in ruffles by folding every inch or so, then sewed it down.  The first one i did was the farthest from the neck.  
Then I did the row closest to the neck.  I actually just put a strip of the shirt fabric on there without folding I was running out of material because it was a shortsleeve and sewed it down then cut horizontal strips in the fabric on each side but intermitently, kinda like the pattern in a brick wall somewhat.  It is hard to explain.  Hopefully this helps. Thanks for commenting and questioning.

Edit: also I added some flowers on there too that i made from fabric, saw a tutorial somwhere on the net or on this site, i can't seem to find it though.  you just use two pieces of circle shaped fabric, fold them once in half then it half again, the are then a quarter of the circle, then i sewed a few of those in a clump to get the flowers.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010 08:51:29 AM »

My favorite part is the ruffles. I love how you turned this into a really cute shirt!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010 11:09:40 AM »

Thank you, I tried atleast, not sure I like it on me, but I like it. lol
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010 08:11:21 AM »

I am totally doing this! Great job. Thanks for the inspiration.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010 01:51:34 PM »

I love this!  I wish I understood ruffles better! Huh  Are the ruffles folded so that they are doubled up, without raw edges?  Or did you hem the bottom edges?

Great job!  hanks for sharing! Grin Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010 12:41:06 AM »

This is very cute and very "girlie" Smiley. Love it!
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