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heyladyerin
« on: March 11, 2008 10:28:56 AM »

I am reconstructing an old-school, super-soft sweatshirt into a dress. The bottom band is now an empire waist and i am adding white sweatshirt as the skirt.
What I need help with is the sleeves. I am COMMITTED to the neckline because I want it to look like it came from an old sweatshirt. But the sleeves aren't as important. I was thinking I would leave them long until it got warm here in east Texas (should be about 3 days) and then chopping them off. Or maybe I need to finish the skirt to have a better perspective? I am completely unsure.
I will listen to anything y'all have to say and later I'll post it in completed projects.

Reply it up, folks! while I work on the skirt.
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008 11:51:00 AM »

Maybe cut them short and add a band of the white to help tie things together?
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008 07:28:12 PM »

I agree, I'd cut them short into either cap sleeves, or cut them and gather them into little puffs.  I do like the idea of putting white up there, as well.  It's cute!
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008 08:39:02 PM »

Wonderful ideas.
I am decided on short sleeves with a band of white and a little puff.
Thanks. That was a total "can't see the forest for the trees" moment.
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Miaowren
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008 02:54:40 AM »

Yeah, definitely agreeing with the white Smiley

But I was also envisioning a very sharp looking white pocket with one of those snazzy embroidered emblem thingys on it (a black and red one).
(And maybe a flap with a silver circle press clip too??)

I love that teal colour!! That is going to look so sweet!
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