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Topic: Lil Boy Grows Up! Into a Sexy Girl?!?!  (Read 8047 times)
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Alexus1325
« on: February 07, 2011 11:53:50 PM »



So I really wanted to participate, buuuut... I was feeling so uninspired and some of the entries are MAJORLY awesome! Then I was staring at my freshly washed thrift goodies that I'd bought to refashion anyways and BAM! It hit me.



This bad lil boy's shirt (size 6x) so needed that neckline cut out and trimmed with chain!



Then I realized there was a hole in the front... Aw *meep* So I chopped it off and girled it up Cheesy




Mee-OW! Can't wait til summah, yeah Wink
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011 12:22:32 AM »

Did you dye it as well? I'm loving that green colour!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011 02:07:16 AM »

thats a brill idea to put the chain around the neckline, really cool recon!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011 02:22:46 PM »

Did you dye it as well? I'm loving that green colour!

Naw, the first photo is just really washed out, taken in bad lighting Tongue

thats a brill idea to put the chain around the neckline, really cool recon!

Thanks! That was the starting point for the whole shirt Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2011 02:29:27 PM »

Very cute! If I had a sexy tummy I just might try to make my own... alas my tummy is more silly than sexy  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011 03:24:03 PM »

Very cute! If I had a sexy tummy I just might try to make my own... alas my tummy is more silly than sexy  Cheesy

LOL, Knickertwist Tongue I'm not exactly in the best shape of my life, either, but for those days when the temp is pushing 30 Celcius, shirts like this are nice to have! If you like the concept and want to make one, you could try using two shirts, one for the cropped portion, and the entire body of the second shirt cut into strips for the ruffle. My ruffle was cut at 3.5 inches wide (4 pieces that were slightly shorter than the width of the shirt), but there's nothing stopping you from cutting 10 inch ruffles, or larger Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011 03:10:55 AM »

Ooo, neat! Dumb question: did you sew on the chain? I can't see any stitches. And does it keep the fabric from unraveling or did you have to finish that edge first?
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011 01:21:22 PM »

Wow i love that thats so cool i love the chain and the frill on the bottom Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011 01:56:20 PM »

Ooo, neat! Dumb question: did you sew on the chain? I can't see any stitches. And does it keep the fabric from unraveling or did you have to finish that edge first?

The chain was hand stitched onto the neckline with green thread, and I tried my best to hide the stitches under where each link meets. The awesome thing about knits is they don't really unravel unless you purposefully shred them. They unravel much like a run in pantyhose. The chain is actually tighter than the neckline by a tiny smidgeon, so it actually keeps the raw edge from rolling outward.

Hope that was clear Cheesy

Wow i love that thats so cool i love the chain and the frill on the bottom Cheesy

Thanks, I love ruffly things! I'm gonna be so bada$$ adorable in it this summer Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011 05:30:45 PM »

Wow, just wow! Who would think that it was once a boring t-shirt?  Simply great transition.  Getting ready for summer. Cheesy
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