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Topic: Ugly longsleeved tee to cute flirty top!  (Read 1666 times)
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« on: March 03, 2013 08:56:52 PM »

I made this thing!! All by myself!

This started off as kind of a schlumpy long-sleeved hooded tee that I only wore a couple of times - I liked the color and the fabric, and it was comfy enough, but the sleeves were too short, the hood was too short, and overall it was just a really unattractive garment that I never wore out of the house:

It was way easy! I just cut off the sleeves and the hood, and resized it until it fit me pretty well, then used my leftover fabric to make cap sleeves and a ruffle for the front. All in all it took less than a couple of hours, and now I have one less ugly shirt and one more pretty shirt to put in my closet!

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013 09:56:54 PM »

So pretty now. Nice work
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013 11:46:38 PM »

Great job!!! It turned out like a completely new shirt. Looks great on you.
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013 06:24:48 AM »

Thank you both! I put a more complete tutorial in my blog here: http://myhandmadehell.blogspot.com/2013/03/i-made-thing.html- but mostly so I can remember how to do it again later. Suddenly I'm eyeballing other boring shirts in my closet and thinking that variations on this theme could be done to most of them...


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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013 08:25:35 AM »

Wow!  Very nice upcycle!  You even look happier wearing your new shirt  Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013 08:49:08 AM »

great upcycle! looks really cute and cute on you. Looks totally different than the original..very nice

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013 09:08:35 AM »

It looks great on you! You came up with a great design..I love how proud of yourself you looks on the pic!
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