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Jenna_Kenji
« on: September 04, 2005 04:16:04 PM »


Ok, so I've had this for quite a while but i just cant throw it away because i feel something amazing can come out of it....but my brain just draws blanks!!! ARG!  anyone have any ideas?  I need to resize it, and the sleeves are too short for me...I would loooove to keep the collar, and the buttons could go to make it show more chest, it kinda makes me look tomboyish since it doesnt go as low as it should.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2005 07:54:54 AM »

please? anyone have ideas??
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2005 09:01:46 AM »

Maybe you can take off the sleeves altogether? Then, it would be good for layering when it gets cooler. What about a sun applique on one side, or a light bulb, or a zombie (with "damn happy zombie" stitched above it)?

I was drawn to your post because I wore a shirt almost exactly like this for my first job--except the sleeves were short. I sold snow cones--actually "gormet" shaved ice. Yeah, gourmet was spelled wrong on the shirts. Almost nobody noticed that though.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2005 09:03:48 AM »

You could chop off the sleeves near the top, make it a short sleeve collar shirt, then stitch or stencil your own little logo on it. Like those vintage polo shirts with the alligators on them...a little deer would be cute.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2005 10:06:08 AM »

I was thinking princess sleeves?  but how can i do it? any tuts around?
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2005 10:13:53 AM »

you could make it into a shrug/bolero...there's a post with a great tute somewhere. Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2005 12:39:24 PM »

I cut the sleeves and resized it....but it still looks boring =/
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2005 01:24:39 PM »

since you didn't say how you cut the sleeves, i'm not sure what you have let to work with. 

i was thinking either sleeveless, or short sleeves.  then maybe taking the left over sleeve fabric to make it tie in the back. 

and then maybe a little embroidery or stenciling either on the upper chest or maybe a bordery thing around the whole bottom.  does that make any sense!
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2005 01:54:34 PM »

you could add some ribbon or similar trim around the collar.  Or, make a ribbon tie instead of button front.  just some thoughts.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2005 04:43:42 PM »

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...stitch or stencil your own little logo on it. Like those vintage polo shirts with the alligators on them...a little deer would be cute.

I love the little deer!

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...maybe a little embroidery or stenciling either on the upper chest or maybe a bordery thing around the whole bottom...

This is a good one too. Little stencils done with fabric paint could be really cute. I'd go with navy blue or cranberrry for your paint color. Remember, this is for a "little" group of stencils.

The other thought I had was little cranberry tulips on each side of the collar-either embroidered or stenciled.

Waiting to see how this one turns out.
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