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« on: April 07, 2010 05:17:43 PM »

I am madly in love with Anthropologie.  Unfortunately, since I'm a student, I can't afford to buy my whole wardrobe there.  Instead, I often go and drool over clothes while I figure out how they're made.  This top was inspired by the Torsade Tee: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?subCategoryId=CLOTHES-KNITSTEES-DRAPED&id=913798&catId=CLOTHES-KNITSTEES&pushId=CLOTHES-KNITSTEES&popId=CLOTHES&sortProperties=&navCount=45&navAction=top&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=005&colorName=DARK GREY&isSubcategory=true&isProduct=true&isBigImage=&templateType=

Ugh, that's long.  How do I get rid of all that?

Anyway.  I used one of my brother's old Tshirts and cut off the arms, the neckline, and a couple inches off the bottom. I took in the sides so it fit.  Then I made tubing out of the material from the bottom, and fed cotton clothesline through it.  I twisted the cording together and attached it to the shirt with a tiny whipstitch.  I still have to finish the arms and hem...I haven't decided how I'm going to do that yet.  Thanks for sticking with me this long...on to pictures!

 



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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2010 05:25:25 PM »

This is darling.  I far prefer it to the original!  I can understand why you might want to do something more with the sleeves, but I think it looks great as is.
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iuliasuavis
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010 05:30:40 PM »

I think this looks even more interesting than the anthropologie shirt!
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010 06:26:59 PM »

Very cool! I wish I could sew Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2010 08:22:02 PM »

Nice!  Smiley  I always check Anthropologie for ideas too.  LOVE them but cannot afford them!  ...Even if I could, now I know how to sew, I wouldn't be able to get myself to pay that price!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010 08:15:11 AM »

Woah, only four comments so far? Dude, this is totally a 30-comment shirt.  ^_^  This is great! Very classy and I love the little loopy end!
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010 08:45:52 AM »

super sweet, I love their clothes their so feminine!
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010 09:45:31 AM »

I also like this better than the original!  Flutter cap sleeves might be a pretty way to finish it.  Great work!!
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solsticecusp
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010 11:20:19 AM »

very nice. i think it looks nautical, like rope and also think it looks better than the anthropologie inspiration. good job!
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