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« on: February 08, 2012 05:50:40 PM »

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Started Life As:
A Size M Men's T-shirt (from Jeans West, I'm pretty sure)
Is Now:


It doesn't fit me terribly well any more, since I made it when I was bigger. I still love it and think it's one of the best things I've made.

Tutorial / Pattern Used:
"Surplice / Cross-Over Bust Tank Top Tutorial" from What The Craft

What I Learned:
 - I've shrunk since making this, yaaay
 - Sometimes, cotton garments need ironing. This is one of those cases
 - How to make straps and use them to finish off armholes
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012 09:44:29 PM »

Adding to my todo list lol. I need to hit goodwill pretty soon! I have the urge to sew now! I love that.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012 02:55:45 AM »

Adding to my todo list lol. I need to hit goodwill pretty soon! I have the urge to sew now! I love that.

I always need to go to Goodwill / Op Shops. I just can't help myself. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012 11:18:52 AM »

I have a very similar early reconstruction, but I had the opposite issue - I got to big for it, not to little.

I love your posts: makes me all nostalgic and want to go look at all my old stuff again.

Craftster exists to help those of us addicted to thrift/goodwill/op stores justify our addiction.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012 11:56:17 AM »

Okay for some reason those instructios aren't making sense to me. Just what measurements go where and how is the shape of the bodice done?
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012 01:33:50 PM »

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I got too little on purpose. I'm glad you like my posts, too. Grin

I gathered that pretty early on.  Grin

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Oh gosh, you'll have to bear with me - I made this over three years ago.

From what I remember, I measured from underbust to hip to get the bodice length and I gave it that "hourglass" shape by putting my waist measurement in the middle of the bodice and drawing a curve based on that measurement being the highest point in the curve.

Here's a diagram:


Don't forget to add seam allowance, of course.
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