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1  Mens button up shirts ---> Feminine collared blouses! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Vivifromage on: May 11, 2009 08:10:23 AM

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(well it's not exactly the shirt I used, but it was one of these hideous hawaiian button up shirts, you know?   Roll Eyes)

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No before picture for the third one, but you can easily guess it was just a striped mens shirt Smiley

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So basically I made these 3 blouses from gently used men shirts. I changed almost everything : I gave them flutter sleeves and a ruffled cowl neckline with black lace. And then I cinched it under the bust with elastic.

I really like to work with something as masculine as a button up shirt, I've just finished making dresses out of guys shirts Smiley I can't wait to show pictures of them!   Cheesy

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2  LOTS of reconstructed tees :) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Vivifromage on: April 15, 2009 04:34:53 AM

I love this top! it has a sewn-in leopard shrug that you can close with a button.
My customer wore it at a Judas Priest gig, and she even met several guys of the band!

Hahah awesome   Cheesy

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Similar pattern for this top, with puff cap sleeves though. I'm a big fan of Roy Lichtenstein's work, and I was super excited when I found this beautiful shirt   Grin I even kept the long sleeves for a future use!

This one is pretty classy, isn't it? I reconstructed an Iron Maiden men shirt and turned it into a feminine top, using black lace for the yoke, flutter sleeves and turtleneck.

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I didn't know how to use this black/white/red tie&dye/wallpaper(?) fabric, I'm glad one of my customers chose it for this top   Smiley
I resized the shirt and gave it an asymmetrical collar and long sleeves.

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The same girl ordered this top, made with a Threadless shirt and black knit fabric.

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This one was a real challenge! I didn't want to cut the design and the customer asked for a long tunic top.
I used yellow knit fabric and brown plaid cotton fabric for the sleeves and ruffled hem.

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I was pretty surprised when I received the men shirt, because the front design is actually really big.
I had to cut it, but I kept the logo "The Who" and used it to make the buttoned tabs.

The (awful) truth haha   Cheesy
This top is a gift for a friend of mine. I don't have a before picture, but it was really basic.
I used red lace for the collar and red knit fabric for the wide waistband on which I added a buttoned tab. Simple and fun   Smiley

That's all folks, thanks for reading!   Smiley

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3  3 long sleeved tops out of Threadless shirts! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Vivifromage on: April 03, 2009 03:02:03 AM
The sun has started to shine bright lately, so I wanted to make cute dresses and halter tops. And then it rained. And then it snowed (!!!)
The weather is really weird in France   Huh

Anyway I thought it could be great to have long sleeved tops to keep you warm, but not as thick as sweaters.

The 3 shirts are made with Threadless shirts.
Before :
Bleeding Heart
Doin my best
Lost a Wheel

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I resized them and I gave them a front yoke with 2 matching buttons, and a turtleneck. The extra long sleeves that are ruched with elastic and puffed at the shoulders (super easy to do, and it looks really chic!)
I hope you like them Smiley

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4  Re: Spring has sprung! Pencil dress + shawl collar top + shirt w/ sewn-in shrug in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Vivifromage on: April 01, 2009 03:07:06 AM
Thank you very much!

I'm glad you like the dress, I worked hard on this one (yes Karizmatic, I made my own patterns   Smiley )
The black knit fabric is on the sides/back, I'll post a picture as soon as I get one.

Here are the 2 other dresses I made with the same pattern :

Tattoo fabric!

Skulls & hearts fabric!

The good thing with the stretchy side panels is that the dresses fit a larger range of sizes   Smiley
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5  Evil Dead shirt + Threadless "Frida's Garden" top + Tiger top! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Vivifromage on: March 31, 2009 06:00:07 AM

I reconstructed several men shirts for my Spring collection, here are my favorites pieces :


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I made 3 horror-themed tops, and the only one left is this Evil Dead shirt! I used stretchy black lace and elastic lace trim. It has a front lace yoke, elastic cinched sleeves and 2 tabs with yellow heart-shaped buttons.


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I made this one from a Threadless shirt. I resized it and used black/white houndstooth cotton fabric for the long sleeves and high collar. It looks pretty classy, it's my big sister's favorite   Wink

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Sorry, no before picture... but it was just a men shirt with a beautiful tiger print!

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I turned it into this feminine top, using white/black striped knit fabric for the extra long sleeves and black lace. To top it off, I added a button with a cute pin up Smiley

Thanks for reading!
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6  Spring has sprung! Pencil dress + shawl collar top + shirt w/ sewn-in shrug in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Vivifromage on: March 31, 2009 05:48:22 AM
Hey there!

Loooong time no post. Sorry, I wish I could post more often   Embarrassed
Anyway I've finished a new sort of collection, freely inspired by the 40s/50s fashion. I planned on taking pictures in the garden of my parents-in-law, near a gorgeous lake, but the weather was awful... so we had to take pictures in my kitchen haha.

Here are some of my favorite pieces :

I made this pencil dress from scratch, using black cotton with cupcakes all over and black jersey (for the sides panels, it makes the dress way much comfier!)
I thought this kind of dress would look awful on me, because of my saddlebags, but it's actually very flattering.
I will definitely use this pattern again, and maybe try to make a top + a skirt instead of a dress. We'll see!   Cheesy

I made this one out of grey knit fabric with black skulls and hearts, black fabric and black satin ribbon. It has leg of mutton sleeves (with a full top that is gathered into the armhole), a front pocket, a sort of shawl collar and a removable bow.


I love how this top turned out! I used teal knit fabric and grey/blue leopard jersey. It features a sewn in shrug with a big removable bow, cute puff cap sleeves and a beautiful black lace applique.

I hope you like them   Smiley
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7  Ugly flannel mens shirt + tank top = ? in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Vivifromage on: February 25, 2009 04:55:34 AM

This little blouse used to be a mens flannel shirt that was really pointless except for the beautiful grey/white plaid print. It's now much shorter and more fitted, with a flattering baby doll cut, and it features a sewn-in crop top (made out of a khaki knit fabric) and flutter sleeves.
Finally , I added a matching bow.

I like this design a lot (it's perfect to hide a beer belly hehe) so I made 2 other similar tops :

(I love plaid, can you tell?   Cheesy )
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8  LONGEST post I've ever written ;) about 15 reconstructed shirts. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Vivifromage on: February 18, 2009 08:43:36 AM

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Edgar Allan Poe! the original shirt is beyond awesome, isn't it?
To make it a bit more feminine, I gave it a layered look - it looks like it's worn over a khaki long sleeve top with a turtleneck.

Before (hehe cute!)

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Don't worry, I didn't steal this kid's favorite pajamas  Tongue
I made this top using an other Batman set and striped knit fabric. It has 2 tabs with heart shaped buttons.


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Pretty similar design for this long sleeved top (cowl neck, sleeves that are puffy, 2 buttoned tabs)
I like the contrasting turquoise fabric.


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This little hooded top was made from a guys shirt. I used purple jersey and black lace for the puff sleeves, hood and kanga pocket.
The girl who ordered this one was really happy! she truly made my day, I'm so glad when people are satisfied and say they are Cheesy


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stupid pink bra!

Great movie Smiley
I reconstructed this mens shirt using black/white houndstooth knit fabric and black lace.
Actually it looks a million times better on my pretty customer :



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This one was made from a vintage Sex Pistols shirt.
I turned it into a tank top, using black lace and black jersey for the side panels.


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Marvel zombies!!!
It used to be a large guys shirt... it's now a cute top with a sewn in red shrug!


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Something special for a special someone Wink
This was a gift for my sister. We both love Batman, and we have always been big fans of the funny Harley Quinn.
I used black/grey diamond knit fabric for the long sleeves and collar. My sister loves it Cheesy


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Sorry for the lame "before" picture, but you can get the idea.
This one was pretty hard to make, because the original shirt was tiny, so I couldn't cut the side seams. I added a fake shrug and a wide white hem because the top was really short.


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The biggest Maiden fan in the world asked me to make 2 custom tops for her.
The first one was made from a dance of death shirt, using red skulls/hearts knit fabric.


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The second one was made out of a Clansman shirt.
I used plaid spandex for the sleeves, yoke and collar, and added white trim with a matching bow for a girly touch Smiley


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I love Battle Royale.
I love the way the logo is printed.
I love how it turned out - I'm not sure I would have off centered the logo if I had made this shirt for myself though, but the customer asked for it, and it looks good nonetheless.
Again, it looks like a shirt worn over a long sleeved checkered top.


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This short sleeved jacket was ordered by a passionate diver!
I found the BEST fabric for this piece : a blue knit fabric with pisces, turtles, fishes... all over! hehe. I used it for the sleeves and high collar lining.


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Annnd the last top, made from a mens shirt with the funny Cheshire Cat from "Alice" PC game - it's a plus size, I'm glad I could finally make something for a curvy lady   Smiley
The girl who ordered this shirt fell in love with a shirt I made for me, for an Alice-themed contest :

As you can see, her top is very similar, except for the neckline Smiley

That's all folks!
Thanks for reading this LONG entry ^_^"
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9  3 reconstructed shirts! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Vivifromage on: February 11, 2009 06:52:59 AM
It's a black/grey mini collection - I was so excited when I found these beautiful guys shirts!

They were really basic.
Something like that!

I gave them flutter sleeves, a V neckline and tabs with blacks buttons. I added black satin bows.

Pictures of how they turned out :

- Beetle top (with shiny silver spandex)

- Helicopter & birds top (with ivory knit fabric, I think it's my favorite!)

- Old tree (with blue denim-like knit fabric)

I hope you like them.
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10  "Winter collection" : reconstructed stuff! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Vivifromage on: January 11, 2009 04:44:25 AM

Reconstructing bad fitting clothes or guys shirts is still one of my favorite things to do   Cheesy
Here are the reconstructed stuff I made for my winter collection :

"Kawaii" tops :

I made these long sleeved tops out of girls sweaters with the cutest prints ever   Cheesy
They have leg-of-mutton sleeves and a wide waistband.
To make them a little sexier, I gave them scoop backs... but it's not too deep, so that you can still wear a bra when wearing them!*

Threadless tank tops :

Revenge of the Angry Sushi :

MP(3) :

Who I am :

I reconstructed 3 Threadless shirts and turned them into these feminine tank tops.
I used knit fabrics for the front panel. The tops have a boat neck, a small pocket and 2 military inspired tabs with matching buttons.

Superheroes tops :

Batman, Spiderman, Iron Man, jeez!   Grin
I reconstructed guys shirts, using knit fabrics and turned them into long sleeved tops with cowl necks.
My favorite one is the Spiderman top... proof :

ahah I'm a dork   Wink

Anyway thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!
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