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« on: March 04, 2012 06:30:13 PM »

A month or two ago, I was browsing a local thrift store and found this XXL mens shirt. It was $7, but it was in fantastic condition, and I loved the colours, so I bought it (I wish I'd taken a before picture, but just imagine your usual mens shirt, button-down, huge). Originally I was hoping to make it into a dress, but I thought that might have been a bit too much of a challenge, so I made it into a tunic instead. I used Simplicity 2942 as a guide, but I had to freestyle some of it because the pattern pieces and the fabric didn't match up. The front of the shirt became the back of the tunic, and the back of the shirt became the front of the tunic. I used black cotton for the front yoke thingy and the cuffs, because I just couldn't squeeze enough fabric out of the shirt. The shirt had awesome gold buttons, which I used for the cuffs (first time doing buttonholes omg, I was so nervous), and I'm tossing up whether or not to sew a couple down the front of the black yoke. What do you think?



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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012 06:38:13 PM »

Super cute!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012 06:54:29 PM »

looks great.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012 08:01:13 PM »

Cute!
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012 06:52:55 PM »

Looks good! I don't think it needs buttons on the yoke. Try pinning them on and see what you think.
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012 11:53:37 PM »

great recon, well done
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012 11:59:23 AM »

I saw this on r/sewing the other day. nice work
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