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Topic: T-Shirt Recon: Huge Thrift Store Shirt into Fabulous Henley (mini-tute added!)  (Read 5393 times)
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noTORIAus
« on: March 11, 2006 06:21:16 PM »

I just started sewing and I used this project to teach myself the construction of things. I bought a huge XXL Men's t-shirt from the thrift store. (It's a labor union t-shirt. I'm in lawschool and my fave subject is labor law, so I couldn't resist.) I resized it, reset the sleeves and added snap tape because I love henleys. It's a little different than the typical t-shirt recon, so I hope you enjoy the change of pace.


Me and my (homemade) pj pants with the henley.


Detail.

Let me know if you want me to explain how to do it. It's pretty simple. One word of advice would be to get some of that iron on stuff to adhere the snap tape to the shirt; sewing machines don't like snap tape.

-Toria

EDIT:
Since people asked me how I did it, I thought I'd give a little explanation:

1. Get a huge shirt, and resize it. Some tips on doing that are at ohmystars.net. I basically took my favorite t and laid it on top, cut the huge one up the sides (chopping off the arms) and then sewed the arms back on, only a little smaller.

2. Add buttons.


Hopefully that makes some kind of sense. Once you start doing it, it will all be come clear to you, my child.
Also, that is my first paint tutorial, so god knows if that turned out.

Enjoy!
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sniggler
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2006 07:16:17 PM »

I wouldn't mind an explanation at all- that's pretty cool. If I ever get an XXL t-shirt, I would be relatively uncreative and just reset the sleeves and take in the sides... I like your idea (and the outcome) bunches!
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Twisted_angel
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2006 07:23:55 PM »

thats really really cute, i love henleys too.  ooh yeah i have the same camera as u! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2006 07:31:31 PM »

whats a henley?
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starlette13
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2006 07:47:08 PM »

a shirt with buttons up it like this shirt has.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2006 08:37:21 PM »

That turned out great.  Nice work for a beginner.
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beguro
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2006 10:39:19 PM »

i love it!
great job Grin
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Jovonna
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2006 10:38:00 AM »

that is really cute! do you mind telling me how you reset the sleeves??
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2006 03:00:38 PM »

RAD! I love the way the snaps look...I should realyl see if my local Joanns has some. I bet if I bought a really large shirt, I would have enough extra fabric after resizing to make a little collar too... I'm picturing homemade polos!


Wh00t, great job.
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Punker Chic
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2006 07:02:06 PM »

Just so cute! I am so digging the facial expression, too!  Wink
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