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Topic: First Alteration : tunic button up to normal length  (Read 1478 times)
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mad_dancer
« 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?
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Crannberry
« 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?
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mad_dancer
« 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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