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Topic: TUTORIAL: Reconstructed Men's Shirt to Button-down Tank Top! (surgery prep)  (Read 64330 times)
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« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2011 09:42:38 PM »

I did it! I did it! I made a shirt out of a button down that my neighbors son outgrew! My stepson isnt the button down type so I have about 3 of these to work with Smiley The only problem, how do you keep the straps up? They keep trying to fall, but I love it anyway Smiley

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« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2011 11:02:33 PM »

love it!
I havent made one of these tops, but as a sewing person, I would say that the way the straps are, its going to keep trying to pull them down.
Three suggestions
1. cut the gathered part up a little in a curve, kind of like a smile I guess, so that gravity is working with you, not against you.
2. make a button hole at the top of the seam, so the strap is coming up through the gathered part, rather than coming out the end of the tube, again, to get gravity to work with you, rather than against you.
3. make the gathered part shorter so the straps are closer together.
I guess if all else fails would be a cute halter top also!
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« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2011 01:29:38 PM »

It turned out so cute!

 
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« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2011 01:32:01 PM »

I did it! I did it! I made a shirt out of a button down that my neighbors son outgrew! My stepson isnt the button down type so I have about 3 of these to work with Smiley The only problem, how do you keep the straps up? They keep trying to fall, but I love it anyway Smiley
Hi ElizabethsMom!

Your shirt looks great!! Thanks for posting a picture Smiley Question, are you talking about the bows on your shoulders not staying up/tied or the front drawstring around over the chest not staying high enough?

If it's the drawstring area you can add an additional line of stitching on the casing to make the drawstring opening smaller on each side. With the opening smaller on the casing ends, it will hold the string there more firmly and only move if you want it to. You don't need to go too far from the edge, just enough to hold enough that it won't slide down.


Hopefully that helps (and makes sense!) Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2011 05:17:10 PM »

I did it! I did it! I made a shirt out of a button down that my neighbors son outgrew!

Ah!! That looks so awesome, I love the print!  Grin
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« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2011 11:41:04 AM »

Fan-freakin-tastic.  Really wonderful design, and great tutorial.  I'm bookmarking this.  So glad I caught it!
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« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2011 11:00:35 AM »

Fan-freakin-tastic.  Really wonderful design, and great tutorial.  I'm bookmarking this.  So glad I caught it!
Thanks Cheesy Glad you liked it so much!
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« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2011 08:11:16 PM »

This is great, I have had this one button down shirt forever, but it is enormous on me. I love the pattern, but normally I just wear it as pajamas. I think there is a rebirth for it in it's future!
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« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2011 09:48:06 AM »

Here's the first one! Couldn't get her to do an action shot, but I think it looked great on her.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/210663_03Jun11_IMG_1408.JPG

The one thing I did differently.... was I sewed the buttons shut. She never wore this shirt much before because it always needed ironing, and neither of us wanted to bother. Now I'm happy to report this shirt will get worn without needing ironing! Hooray!

Oh, I also cheated and used my serger instead of rolled hems.  Tongue

Definitely going to do some more. I've been trying to think of some style changes to do on some of them so they're not all the same. I want to try shirring something, so I might work in a shirred waist on one.


that looks so goood <3  Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this ino a romper?
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« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2011 09:50:37 AM »

Also I have alittle issue, im five feet tall and fairly tiny, but i have HUGE boobs, like bigger then DDD status so everything fits weird with my small waist and big boobs.  What should i do to make this work for me?
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