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Topic: LAZY LONGTIME LURKER..... Now w/ waist semi tutorial...  (Read 2705 times)
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« on: April 01, 2010 04:04:00 PM »

Its true! even after i posted enough comments to put up a pic I was too lazy to do it!   Grin

These are some reconstructed  mens shirts,  and a teeny tiny angora pullover that became a shrug. I am really pleased with the tan plaid skirt waistband, so I included a detail shot. I was so excited that they actually came out the way Iplanned.  

This is my first post-I would love to here anyfeedback- I am not entirley sure I am even posting these pics right...

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010 07:48:28 PM »

I love this! I need to go thrifting to get me a man shirt!

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010 08:51:25 PM »

Super super cute! Care to spare a few words on how you did them? Especially the waist on the tan number...very nice.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010 10:43:09 PM »

These are great! Very different looking. I love how versatile big man-shirts are. The angora shrug looks very fuzzy-comfy.

« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010 11:53:56 PM »

Very nice Smiley Love them all!

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010 07:43:58 AM »

Wow I really really like all of them.


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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010 09:56:05 AM »

I really like these, they look so retro and easy

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010 02:31:10 PM »

I absolutely lurrrrrrrrrrve the first skirt

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010 05:19:17 PM »

Wow, thanks ya'll!

The waist on the tan skirt was made by pulling the stitches to remove the collar where it attaches to the skirt and cutting  it in half. I made the rest of the waist from band from a sleeve making it wide enough to equal the unfolded collar. It is one folded peice, the lower edges  presssed under. attach this to ends of collar peices. you should have a sort of pocket you can slide over the raw edges of the skirt peice. stitch in place along seamline.

I did it that way so I would have more "finished" looking edges- I don't have a serger and dread sewing seams twice!

the cuffs of the shirt made the belt loops, and gave the waistband some body (if I had to do it again, I would use interfacing in the waist, bcuz the loose cotton weave is too slouchy.)
I stitched on the buttons by hand, as well as putting an extra tack stitch to hold the collar points in place

Hopefully this is coherent!
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010 07:12:37 PM »

Those are great!

Can you tell me how you made the shrug? Were the pearl beads on the sleeve meant to "expand" the sleeve size?
I have a too-small cashmere sweater that might work as a shrug!

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