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Squiver
« on: June 06, 2013 11:28:57 PM »

So it's high time I fill up my wardrobe with something usable and a little more unique than four long-sleeve shirts of the exact same cut. I desperately am in need of some brainstorming help.
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SOLATIUM
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013 06:32:55 PM »

I am no good at sewing, but I like to look through google images and catalogues to find clothes that I like that are not availablle in larger sizes and I imagine that one day I will make those clothes for myself lol.
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JuBee82
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013 12:23:38 AM »

Hello, fellow Craftster-er!   Grin

I know your conundrum verrrrrrrrry well.  I look on Torrid and the like all the time, and make a mental wishlist of all the things I would buy if I was rich........or even worse, I see all the awesome things for sale in the small sizes I couldn't wear from the time I was born, LOL. 

My first and easiest suggestions would be looking at tutorials on no-sew t-shirt recons or drawing your own designs onto some plain shirts with fabric markers.  I took a plain $5 v-neck t-shirt and drew on a retro Elvis design. 

Also, there are amazing ideas on here for sewing or tailoring clothing into flattering and stylish new pieces.  I made my own Rockabilly wedding dress out of a ridiculous retro leopard-print Mumuu from Goodwill.  I also converted a floral "church lady" dress into a hi-low hem, grunge-style dress.  Basically, my advice is to play around.  I've had my share of recon disasters, but I also have a wardrobe of D.I.Y. gorgeousness that cost me next to nothing.  This site is a great place to start, and for lessons on cutting/t-shirt surgery YouTube seems to have a zillion videos to make it easier to follow.

Best wishes!
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Squiver
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013 02:02:13 AM »

Haha JuBee I feel the same way skulking around on Tumblr. People tend to love to post the coolest looking models and I just think "Wow I wish I could afford that... or fit into that..."
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