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« on: October 26, 2012 06:38:54 PM »

I needed a quick chemise for a costume and had a very busy schedule. So in the middle of the night, I had a brainstorm....

Step 1: Take a large or extra large men's white t-shirt. It is knit, not cotton or linen so not very authentic, but oh-so comfy and quick.

Step 2: Cut a wide neck line and a slash in the front.

Step 3: Sew a channel for a drawstring. I just folded over about 3/4" and stitched. The knit fabric is stretchy and since you are going to gather anyway, any bobbles will be hidden. You could also use wide seam binding to create the channel

Step 4: I then sewed some lace to the inside of the neck and sleeves, just peeking over the edge. I only had short lengths of left over lace, so I must have used 3-4 different kinds of white lace.....hey, it's a costume.

Step 5: Thread a ribbon through the channel, gather and tie. For the sleeves I cut a hole on the inside of the sleeve hem on each side of the under arm seam and threaded elastic, safety pinned it and voila! puffy sleeves.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012 08:32:13 AM »

this is super cute!  I know it's a costume but what a cute idea for a regular T. I always wear Tshirts but hate the crew neck. Be something cute and easy to make a T more feminine. Gathering the bottom would make it look just like the shirts they sell at the store.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012 10:35:52 AM »

Great idea to gather the bottom. I've slashed t-shirts, made skirts out of them, braided them, you name it. Craft stores usually have a great selection, well priced and in about any color.

I wore it with a costume last night and for once I was very comfortable, it was so soft. May become a summer favorite as well.
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