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Topic: The Fastest Shirt in the West!!!!  (Read 4184 times)
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« on: June 21, 2006 11:43:49 AM »

Okay.  I know that this shirt doesn't look Western.  It may even look Tahitian. The Subject Author is a compulsive liar (a.k.a I am).
No, actually I meant that it was fast to make. It only took about an hour to sew and cost me less than a dollar to make.
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/64848pic_002.jpg
the bust shot:
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/64848pic_005.jpg
the back (it may be hard to see, but it ties):
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/64848pic_009.jpg

I am sew in love with this shirt.
Oh god, that was probably the worst joke I've ever made.
But comment! Please.

OKay, I'm glad that a tutorial is wanted. It makes me happy.
Use your imaginations with me on this one.  I'm using leftover fabric, so the pieces in the pictures aren't as big or as long as they should be.
Also, I'll tell you beforehand to hem all loose edges (I usually forget).

First, I cut off a long piece of material, wide enough to fully cover my chest and long enough to wrap around about twice. https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/64848pic_023.jpg

Then, I gather at the midpoint and sew. https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/64848pic_024.jpg

Then, pretending that I need the fabric past the two combs in the picture to tie the top securely against me, I cut another peice of fabric (longer than the top piece) to match the length. https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/64848pic_025.jpg

I then sew the bottom fabric to the top, leaving room on the top to tie together. https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/64848pic_026.jpg

Then, I sew the bottom fabric together (but not the top, I wanted it to tie).

I added ribbon as a halter strap by trying the shirt on, pinning the ribbon where I wanted it, and sewed it.

Done.

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006 11:59:23 AM »


Wowi, it's very nice & a tute would be great!
I'd really like to try it. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2006 12:03:23 PM »

I second that tute request, it's very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006 12:04:58 PM »

that shirt is soo cute!!!  ; Grin i THIRD that tute request!!! ( i need something quick to make cauz i get bored easily and then never end up completeing things)
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2006 12:05:32 PM »

TUTE!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2006 02:38:16 PM »

if i was a trumpet, i'd be so excited about this shirt that i'd yell TOOT.

(tute? get it?)


 i was trying to out do your joke. and i'm not a trumpet but i still love this shirt and would appreciate a tutorial.
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mary_lou86
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2006 03:37:33 PM »

that is a super cute top and i also would love a tut!
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2006 04:17:22 PM »

ohemgee, that is an awesomely awesome shirt. and if it's as easy as you make it sound, then i'll seventh that tute request!!! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2006 06:31:51 PM »

really cute! great job!
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LizzieKnit
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2006 08:21:13 PM »

Very cute top! Love the pattern too.

I would looooove to see how you made it. I got some fabric recently and have similar halter intentions... but no idea how to start. Tute please!!!

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