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« on: July 31, 2005 07:30:05 PM »

so i have this awesome t-shirt my mom bought me for christmas..problem is the back stretched out on me, and is rather unflattering. so today i thought "hey! why not make a pseudo-corset out of it!" so that's my plan, using satin or some type of shiny thin red ribbon.


the shirt on my bed. yes, my sheet is hot pink.


the logo on the shirt.


the front of the shirt when i'm wearing it. my apologies for the blurryness. my hands shake.


the back of the shirt..see how it's big? i don't like it. i do love my mickey mouse boxers though!  Cheesy
look, there's a hand on my bum!  Shocked  Grin

so..i saw a good tutorial on how to go about this, but there's one question still floating around. when it's all laced up and everything, how do i prevent the material underneath the strings from bunching up? like this.. should i cut that panel smaller or something?
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2005 08:35:53 AM »

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how do i prevent the material underneath the strings from bunching up

I haven't done one of these so I don't have an answer, just a thought..

I've been thinking about making that exact shirt. I'm going to use eyelet tape (I think that's what you call it?) and I thought I would have to pull that excess material tight and sew it down under the eyelet tape.

I hope I'm making sense. Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2005 04:39:26 PM »

I suppose you could interface bits of it or cut the pieces slightly bigger, fold over the ends a little and insert boning in the bits where it'll lace up.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2005 05:51:20 AM »

i think that your idea is good... if there is any excess material in the back panel it will be inclined to bunch as it is stretchy and not at all rigid, but if the back panel was smaller, the shirt would lie flat against your back. Interfacing the back is a good idea to stop it stretching and distorting... i think it would make the back look neater and make the material more manageable.
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2005 09:21:07 AM »

What is interfacing?
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2005 01:56:08 AM »

It's a sort of stuff that comes in sheets or on a roll, like fabric, that you iron or sew onto the back of your fabric to make it stiffer. They use it in things like shirt collars. They come in different weights- there's lighter ones, which make your fabric a little stiffer, and heavier ones, which make it a lot more rigid. They usually have labels on the front, saying, "Light interfacing, for use in *list of things you can use it for*", or "Heavy interfacing, for use in *list of things you can use this one for*".
To be honest, I've never used the stuff, but I hope to try it out sometime. Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2005 07:46:50 AM »

AHHH, I got it! It's that stuff that was inside the neck tie I tore apart!

Thank you!
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2005 02:59:54 PM »

Yeah, that stuff! Smiley

*is glad her explanation wasn't too vague Tongue*
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