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Topic: Tutorial: Men's t shirts into cowl neck dress  (Read 31344 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2011 09:27:26 AM »


Thanks so much for the tutorial: I would never hav thought to put t-shirts together neck to neck.

I'm going to try this too, but being just the slightest bit picky, I'm going to try and shape the pockets more like pockets.
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« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2011 07:09:24 PM »

This is beautiful! Fabulous innovation!
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« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2011 11:57:49 AM »

Very cool. I like the way you tie-dyed it too- sort of makes it less obvious that it is t-shirts!
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« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2011 07:20:24 PM »

I just made this with a navy tee and a goldenrod
/navy raglan sleeve tee (as the dress portion).
I LOVE the colour combo but I had to take in the width of the shirt for the cowl top (I used my husband's cast off XL tees) otherwise it drooped too low.
I do have quite a bit of tee shirt under the armpits. It looks a little goofy, I might have to alter it again. I had a hard time getting the elastic a way I liked but I have very little experience sewing with elastic.
This is my FIRST sewing without a pattern project. I can't wait to try again with a lighter weight tee, I think I'll try tie dying them first as well.
Thank you Thank you for the great idea - I am a novice sewer and completed this in less than 2 hours, including making dinner at the same time  Wink

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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2011 07:09:14 AM »

I did it too! I've made a couple dresses for my toddler daughter, but this is the first thing I've done for myself, and I LOVE it! Used two 3XL t-shirts I picked up for mega cheap at Target on clearance ($5 each). I'm usually a size 16W in a dress, and this fits great and really shows off the curves.

This is my first Craftster post, so I can't post a pic. Its a shame b/c, as a plus-sized girl I know how valuable it is to be able to see a real plus-size pic.  Sad
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« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2011 11:55:42 AM »

one_good_eye
I love your idea of combining t-shirts with contrasting colours.  I especially like how the navy from the top runs into the pockets.  That looks really good on you. Well done.
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« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2011 03:39:39 PM »

Thank you so much for a great tutorial. Thanks also to everyone else who posted photos.
This dress is defiantly on my to do list.
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« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2011 07:29:51 PM »

RATS I just left the thirft store to get t-shirts to make the Knocked off Anthropologie bedspread inspired technique {i am going to make pillow covers 1st!!}.  I guess I will go after work tomorrow.  I will post a picture of my dress when I make it tomorrow.  Thanks for the idea.  
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« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2011 08:32:09 PM »

Misson accomplished.  I went to thrift store to buy 2 t-shirts.  I bought a L for the top and a XL for the skirt.  I didnt not have to put elastic at the waist.  I am wearing this dress tomorrow to church!! Thanks CrochetClouds!! 



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« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2011 05:10:28 AM »

Misson accomplished.  I went to thrift store to buy 2 t-shirts.  I bought a L for the top and a XL for the skirt.  I didnt not have to put elastic at the waist.  I am wearing this dress tomorrow to church!! Thanks CrochetClouds!! 
Wow that turned out really great.  I think I like the two-tone combinations better than the plain dresses.
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