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Topic: Simple Tshirt Recon w/tute-style instructions.  (Read 1690 times)
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« on: April 19, 2010 08:33:12 AM »

Inspired by a dress I saw at TJ Maxx, (I think it was Cynthia Rowley), I grabbed a couple of tshirts from my stash and created this:



Aside from the wonky pleat detailing (which, if I make this again, I will spend more time trying to do it right - I did this while the kidlet was napping), the only thing I hate about it is that I didn't cut the neck binding down, so I had to make darts at the top so it would lay flat.

How I did it:

The main tshirt body was a plain black tshirt. I removed the neck binding, then folded the shirt in so the center front and center back were the sides. I measured in 2" from center front, and cut straight down, leaving a four inch gap.

For the pleated part, I took the second shirt, cut the back off into a rectangular piece 2" longer than the length I wanted the pleated section on the finished shirt. I pleated it lengthwise until it was 6" wide. Securing the top and bottom of the section I wanted to use for the pleated part, I then sewed against the pleat, holding each pleat open against the grain while sewing. Alternating rows of with the pleat, against the pleat.  I then took another section of the spare shirt and added length enough to the pleated part to = the length of the shirt + hem.

Then I attached the pleated part to the original shirt, then attached the neckband from the second shirt.

I think I'll try it again with another shirt, taking more time on the pleating, though.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010 08:37:31 AM »

That's cool!  I think I've added to my list of things to make for me.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010 06:47:40 PM »

I love this. Grin Thanks so much for sharing how you made it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010 09:08:42 PM »

Cool and easy to make-- I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010 09:57:52 PM »

Wow, despite the mistakes you've pointed out, that's a FAB shirt! I'm sure your next one will be downright AWESOME Cheesy
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