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Topic: Big shirt and I had to go do long sleeves at the beggining of summer  (Read 25328 times)
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artistic_lunacy
« on: May 13, 2005 11:02:46 PM »

So, I had this big oversized shirt...

and of course I just had to change it around and make...

But then I asked myself why I am making long flannel sleeves at the beginning of summer.

So, I got some requests for a tutorial...
I kinda did things in a weird order, so it might be tough, but I'll try my darndest.

1. I ripped the sleeves off the original shirt with a stitch ripper. This is a little time consuming, but it let me use the old sleeves for the cuffs on the new shirt (I'm not sure if that shows up in the picture or not)

2. I used a shirt that fits me really well to help me modify the sides of the shirt.

3. I cut sleeves out of the plaid fabric. I used a pattern I have for another shirt for this. ( I also attached the old sleeves as cuffs at this point.)

4. I stitched those sleeves up, and then onto the shirt body

5. I stitched up the sides of the shirt

6. I stitched up the armpits by hand. I hate armpits.

7. I drew the neckline I wanted in chalk, and then cut it out.

8. Oh, and hemming, of course

I used a serger for the whole thing. I also did most of it in the wee hours of the morning. I hope the steps I wrote out are coherent, but feel free to ask if you have any questions. Mostly I just held it up to myself to figure out what worked and what didn't.
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2005 11:04:39 PM »

It's hott AND warm. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2005 11:23:02 PM »

Mm... I know I'll appreciate it in winter.
I've got some more oversized t-shirts that I really want to do, but I think the next one is going to be a tank top or short sleeves...
I happened to have the flannel and I thought the two went well together.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2005 03:17:37 PM »

I like it. Very much. And i will steal it from you...mwahaha.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2005 03:20:03 PM »

i love it, its a good color combination as well
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2005 04:12:25 PM »

Its great.... and the dears rock my socks off....
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2005 06:23:29 PM »

The Dears are so incredible.  Could you please do a quick tute?  I would love you FOREVER.  Thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2005 06:31:54 PM »

that is awsome nad you could just move to alaska for the summer.... Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2005 05:03:18 AM »

i love it!!
and would appreciate tutorial too Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2005 10:55:56 AM »

looksgreat. ditto on the tutorial.  Grin
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