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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Making this awkward fitted tank top bigger? (IMG heavy) on: August 17, 2010 07:27:07 AM
Okay so first of all, it's been a while since I posted here and the forums just keep getting bigger and more complicated so if this is placed in the wrong subforum, or I'm doing anything wrong, super sorry in advance  Cheesy

On to the business: I have this awesome tank top from ASOS that I barely ever wear (read: I've had it for about 8 months, worn it once, maybe twice) because I hate the fit. It's flowy and loose on top with low cut armholes (awesome) but clingy and tight in the tummy/hip area.

To demonstrate awesomeness:

So, I want to somehow make this top bigger, without screwing up the graphic. I came up with a few different solutions and drew them out for you because I suck at explaining things.

I thought I'd cut out a square in the back, under the bit where my brastrap should be, then insert half of what you'd call a circle skirt for extra flow.

Make a slit, then insert a triangular shaped patch of fabric, or some pretty lacey stuffs.

Do two slits on the sides, and insert triangular shaped patch of fabric.

My main concern (besides just screwing the whole thing up  Cheesy) is that the front will look very stiff and boxy, instead of having a nice flow, and a bit of an empire line to it.
I don't really care what the back looks like, as long as the front isn't boxy and shapeless, I'm fine with any of these three options or some other kind of solution.
Suggestions? Comments?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / A little help with this dress. on: November 28, 2009 02:08:28 PM

Okay so I've been lusting after this dress for ages now, and I've been hunting it down on ebay (where I got these pictures) but it always sells at ridiculously high prices.

So I'm thinking about making it myself.

However, I'm pretty much of a noob (I've done a few things like strapless tops, and I made a dress once, completely hand sewn and there's no way on earth I'm doing that again) so I could use a little help  Cheesy

- The fabric. It looks a bit stiff to me, I suppose jerseys or any kind of t-shirt fabric would just drape instead of stick out like that?
- The pattern. Is it just a giant rectangular that has been gathered? Or is it a mega-sized circle skirt?

Virtual cookies for those that can help!  Cheesy
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / This is what happens when I get socially isolated. on: July 27, 2007 12:40:39 PM
I mess around with cheap ass XXL men's t-shirts and snot rags (which are BNWT), and so spend 6 hours of Pokmon, Cold Case, Without a Trace and South Park alone with a bunch of needles for friends.

The houndstooth heart is a pocket. I like to have pockets on my clothes.

An "action"shot.

& Socially isolated, because friends and family are on holidays and I'm stuck home alone with my brother. Thank god my parents arrived home this morning, the house started to look like a dump.

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