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Topic: First Alteration : tunic button up to normal length  (Read 1944 times)
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« on: February 10, 2011 12:55:26 PM »

So this is my very first adventure into sewing & reconstruction! Yay! Anyway, this is what I started with:

Sorry for the terrible picture. I only have a cell phone camera right now.  Sad Anyway, it was a tunic length button up. I loved it when I first bought it, but it just doesn't fit into my style right now, so I decided to shorten it to a regular length shirt. I've never used my sewing machine, except on two unfinished handbags, so the hem ended up being crooked & I forgot the fact that it goes out a bit at the hips.

(ignore that thread hanging down there hehehe)

You can see the way it pops out really well in the last picture. I was thinking of maybe adding darts in the back, or a tie. I have no clue how to do darts, but then again, I had no idea how to hem a shirt either! What do you all think?

« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011 03:16:04 PM »

Looks good! and almost identical to the first shirt I ever altered, which was yesterday!  Did you hand sew it? or machine?

"What was the edge of the world like?"
"There was nothing there. But it was bright and the sky was pretty"

« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011 05:57:25 PM »

Machine. I am WAY too impatient to do sewing by hand.  Grin

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