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« on: February 28, 2010 04:20:02 PM »

Or maybe, "my sewing things should be locked away after 11pm".

I had two t-shirts that I wanted to reconstruct, and after looking around here for a few hours I had a whole bunch of idea's to "try in the morning". Of course when I decided to go to bed I realised I wasn't that tired. So against all better judgment I pulled out my shirts and started to cut.

I started out with a basic slogan shirt I  wanted to razor the back of and remove the collar. Simple enough. I turn it inside out so I can neatly remove the collar and begin to cut the strips while it is inside out. The strips tuned out wonderfully. The problem, they were on the front, not the back.

So you would think after failing at something as simple as cutting I'd get the hint and leave it all alone. But that's not my style. More determined I pull out my XXL Atreyu shirt (which I sorely love but have never been brave enough to try and recon) in the hopes of achieving
Always read the tute! The images on the shirt were small(er) and centered (front and back) and the pattern that looks so awesome there did not looks so good when I pinned it up. Frustrated I separated the front and back (for what reason I don't know). So now I have two 14" by 30" strips of fabric with pictures in the top half, with barely seam allowance between the top of the fabric and the top of the pictures. I have no idea what to do with them, I love the pictures and want to do something with them, but I'm scared to touch them again in case I screw up further (hard to do).

People with more crafty sense then me, what can I do with these pictures to save them from the scrap pile? Any ideas are muchly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010 05:18:05 PM »

Incorporate them into a "scrap style" piece of clothing, where failed clothing experiments are reborn!



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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010 09:26:26 AM »

Could you use the 2 panels to make a shirt by adding panels of a coordinating fabric so the 4 panels equal your hip measurement plus seam allowance?  An elastic or drawstring wiast and a hem would finish it.
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