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Topic: Scoopneck shirt to colour block shirt *now with a link to the tute*  (Read 35985 times)
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Cookiepockets
« on: July 08, 2012 02:00:56 PM »

It's been a while since I posted, mostly because I have had it with my sewing machine, and ended  up getting a new one.  Now I am in love, and want to sew as much as I can!

*updated- I posted the tutorial on my blog http://seweffingbored.blogspot.com/2012/07/ruchey-goodness-tutorial.html



I was inspired by this shirt from Rickis http://www.rickis.com/by-category/sale/colour-block-top/prod5101HT169YS5649RM.html.  Since I don't live in Canada at the moment, I figured I would do it myself.

I started with a navy blue shirt (sorry no before picture of the blue shirt, but I have it in black, so this is what it looked like.


I cut the front in half, found a scrap piece of grey fabric and used that.


I want to make this shirt again, next time I am going to make some changes, I am going to add more length to the middle piece of fabric to get more of a ruched look.  I am also going to  cut less fabric from the middle, or not use a light colour because I feel like it draws the eyes a little too wide.
thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012 03:29:55 PM »

Ooh, cute!  I might have to try this one. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012 03:34:07 PM »

I think the overall effect is very slimming regardless of the color, so I dunno what you're talking about when you say it draws the eye too wide. It looks great! Was it very difficult to do?
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012 05:40:51 PM »

It was actually quite easy!  I will put up a picture tutorial when I have a free moment, but I can describe it as best I can here.

I unstitched the neckband of the shirt (to reuse later).  Then I folded the shirt so the front was folded in half, I measure how much I wanted to take out of the front (this time was about 4inches on the fold line, 8 inches in total).  I used the cut fabric as a guidline, and placed it on the fold of the grey fabric.  I measure 5 inches (4in, plus 1 inch for seam allowance).  From the bottom of the original material I measured 9 extra inches onto the grey fabric (so I could gather the shirt).  I gathered the grey material by hand, and then attached it to the blue shirt.  Once everything was sewn back together I put the neckband back on.

The great part about this shirt was you don't have to take much apart if you don't want to.  Removing the neckband just gave me something else to add back on to the shirt, but you can make your own neckband or just leave it out altogether.
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012 09:26:03 PM »

It looks cute!  I can't wait to try it myself.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012 01:52:24 PM »


I really like this, you did a great job  Smiley I think the same style would look really nice as a dress!

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012 06:43:18 PM »

The technique of the ruched panel is really clever. It could probably work in a lot of things. I think you've inspired me to clean out my t-shirt pile.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012 12:38:28 PM »


I really like this, you did a great job  Smiley I think the same style would look really nice as a dress!



If you make a dress I would love to see it!

The technique of the ruched panel is really clever. It could probably work in a lot of things. I think you've inspired me to clean out my t-shirt pile.

It's a great recon for old t-shirts and/or scrap fabric if you have enough.  Plus because colour blocking if such a trend right now you can kill 2 birds with one stone.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012 01:46:23 PM »

Love your shirt!  Thank you so much for the tutorial.
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012 04:14:36 AM »

This is awesome!  My belt buckle tends to eat the middle front of a lot of my shirts, so I'm going to fix them up by doing this!  I have one in mind already that I simply LOVE, but the hole in the front is now big enough to fit a fist through (thanks to some children who think it's funny to further destroy Mommy's ripped shirts).
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012 12:34:34 PM »

That looks great, the colour blocking is very flattering! (And someone who knows the 'right' way to spell colour - you can take the girl out of Canada, but you can't take Canada out of the girl!) I must give this a try. Hitting this Rocks!
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012 01:42:45 PM »

That looks great, the colour blocking is very flattering! (And someone who knows the 'right' way to spell colour - you can take the girl out of Canada, but you can't take Canada out of the girl!) I must give this a try. Hitting this Rocks!

I make sure my computer and phone don't auto correct my Canadian spelling when I type e-mails and text messages as well.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012 02:35:20 PM »

I am totally bookmarking this!  What an awesome idea to retrofix the giant pile of t-shirts with the little holes in the front (jeans button for me) plus the ruching/colour blocking/making your own neckline....

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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2012 12:50:37 PM »


I make sure my computer and phone don't auto correct my Canadian spelling when I type e-mails and text messages as well.  Grin
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At one point I had to set my location as Australia to stop the auto-correct!
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