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Topic: easy recon - t-shirt to tube top - with TUTORIAL  (Read 29293 times)
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« on: April 09, 2006 08:09:53 AM »

step one is to measure yourself. you'll need your bust, waist, and low waist measurements for a tube top. for a dress, you'll need your bust, waist, and hip measurements.

lay the t-shirt flat and mark it like so. you will be cutting through both layers of the shirt, making a front piece and a back piece.



the top line of each piece should be half of your bust measurement (plus seam allowances).


turn the front and back pieces so that the right sides (the outsides) are facing each other. sew up the sides.


hem of the bottom of the dress or tube top, or add ruffles, pleats, or a flounce hem.

to finish the top, you can hem it, add a strip of elastic, or add a band of fabric.


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arrhythmia
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2006 10:22:41 AM »

Thanks for the tute, smarmy. I'm gonna have to be on the lookout for huge old tshirts!!
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lexbean
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2006 11:18:57 AM »

I can't wait to try this. Thanks for the great instructions Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2006 02:10:42 PM »

you are very welcome!
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arrhythmia
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2006 06:03:24 PM »

I checked out the What the Craft site and it rocks!! Thanks for all the great ideas !!
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006 11:06:15 AM »

I'm stuck at my dad's house far from home for about a week and there's a sewing machine here. I'll just snag one of his old shirts or get him to drive me to value villiage..thanks for this tute..now I'm going to have some cute summer shirts before I head home.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006 09:22:11 AM »

I hope my husband doesn't miss the old band Ts I'm going to steal out of his closet...Thanks for the idea!
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006 11:48:34 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2006 01:02:35 PM »

The best, I always love your clothes and am happy to see a tute.
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kittty
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2006 07:58:28 AM »

I absolutely must try this one!!!
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