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Topic: I don't know what it's called, BUT I MADE IT ! (+2 & tutorial, pic heavy)  (Read 182378 times)
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« on: July 25, 2005 11:32:15 PM »

** Alright, I finally got my lazy ass up to reupload the pictures & post them up, just for you guys.  Cool **

I turned this not-so-flattering long-sleeved collared shirt..

.. into this!

I had originally intended on just taking in the sides to make it tighter & chop off the sleeves & collar, but I accidentally made it too tight. Sooo, I decided to improvise.  Smiley

& someone, please, tell me what this is called.

EDIT (July 26 2005; 3:52PM): I made another one last night because this one got me all excited.

Keep crafting!

EDIT AGAIN: I made yet ANOTHER one. This time, I took pictures along the way to make a tutorial, for those who are interested. If this is confusing, please feel free to tell me.

So this is what you start off with:

First cuts:

After taking in (if necessary)..
-Cut the body to the length you want your shrug to be, then cut the front parts at a curve that barely meets the bottom of your shrug at the sides.
-The sleeves are up to you. Smiley
-I'll explain the collar & neckline later, but at this time you may cut the collar at the crease if you wish.
**Remember to add seam allowances!**

This is what you should have so far:

I left the collar on at this time just for Daisy Duke kicks.  Wink

Hem the bottom & sleeves.

If you haven't already, cut the collar at the crease. Fold it to the inside & hem only up to where the back piece of the garment meets the front piece.

This is my favorite part. Put on your shrug & fold in the remainder of the collar to how you want the finished product to look (use the result of the previous step as a guide). Pin in place, take it off & hem.

& ta da! Your shrug/bolero/boobie holder is complete.

If anybody decides to make one, please share.  Grin
« Last Edit: September 03, 2005 12:42:59 PM by stopthefacades » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2005 11:34:43 PM »

That is very cute, I would call it a shrug, but I'm not sure.

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2005 11:36:42 PM »

That is cute! I would call it a bolero... but I don't know the difference between a shrug and a bolero.

I like it!!! Thumbs up!
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2005 11:43:58 PM »

Thanks, guys!

I thought it was called a shrug, but I wasn't sure. Now I know.

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2005 11:53:23 PM »

I call it cute. Funny isn't it, but in arts & crafts our mistakes (and what we do with them) often lead to more interesting results than our perfectly executed plans do.

Re the difference between a shrug and a bolero: I may be wrong, but I wonder if there is any difference. I've started to think the fashion people keep resurrecting the same things and calling them by new names: one generation's "divided skirt" is another's "culottes" is another's "gauchos" is another's "split skirt".

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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2005 06:02:31 AM »

very good job!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2005 06:30:58 AM »

As per www.expressfashion.com and www.forever21.com... this would be considered a shrug:

Forever 21 shrugs

From googling.. seems that a bolero may be more like a jacket, while a shrug is a little on the lighter side.  You might wear a Bolero on the colder days and a shrug when it's warmer.

Here are some definitions: 

short small jacket with rounded front corners.

A woman's small, waist-length or shorter jacket.

« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2005 08:09:06 AM »

what a pretty top!

« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2005 08:22:30 AM »

i love it!  although, i liked the original shirt, too, hehe

is it sewn onto the white shirt (attached)?  b/c then it's not really a shrug, is it?  well whatever it's called...good job!

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2005 08:23:01 AM »

Great idea! I'd like to see it with the collar left on as well.

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