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Topic: [b]edited to add TUT![/b] Shirt, Shorts, and Skirt!!!! (Image HEAVY)  (Read 9034 times)
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« on: July 22, 2006 05:41:44 PM »

Alright, I barely ever post things I make, so here are three of them!!

first off-- a shirt I made yesterday/finished today!!!!!

 the front bit was supposed to be more, covering up, and the yellow tank top isn't attatched nor did I make it.

Side view

Back .. I know I know the hood isn't even, after about 25 mins of messing with it, I realized I'd just turned it rightside out the wrong direction(if you know what I mean)... I was extremely irritated with myself and just quit and sewed it onto the shirt ..

fabric detail

 numero dos--
more modest than average teenager shorts for work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!( we have to wear khaki bottoms--ewwy)



really difficult to take a picture of yourself- back

and finally-- a skirt I made about a year ago that I never wear but I loveee the fabric and it was super simple

even more difficult to take a picture^

waistband detail (black stretchy mesh that you can just tie!!)

fabric detail(see the roses??)

i never use patterns because i get easily frustrated with them, and they never turn out how i wanted. For this shirt I mostly just traced everything then serged it together.

first, get your fabric ( i used a jersey knit)

fold in half, as shown^

then find a shirt that fits the way you want from the waist down, and trace around it, leaving plenty of extra on the bottom if you want a longer shirt, seam and hem allowences. ( i used one of those nice water-soluble craft pens, but just going for it and cutting works nicely as well)

cut that out.

for the front top parts i used a vneck shirt i had, and since i didn't want to cut it up i folded the bottom i already traced up, and the sleeves in, and used the shirt for shoulder width and height (approximate)measurements

 haha if that drawing makes any sence at all

cut those.

now for the back... basically lay out the pieces you've cut in the shape of the shirt and just cut away. Only you don't need the fabric folded now.

to attatch everything i serged it because its fast and easy for this type of fabric. A zig-zag stitch would probably work fine as well.  First pin the top front bits to a bottom(or don't pin--whatever) you should line them up and sew both at the same time though so that you dont end up missing the first row of stitching when you go back to do the second front panel (right sides together!!). You should have a whole front of a shirt with only one seam. Sew the back two pieces together in the same direction.
 Now line up the front and backs right sides together and sew up the side seams.
 Finally.. sew across the tops of the shoulders.

 I traced (go figure) the basic hood shape from an existing sweatshirt. Fold the hood of the sweatshirt in half lengthwise. Fold your fabric TWICE so there is a total of FOUR layers of material.  Lay down the sweatshirt hood on top and trace, modifying for if you really want a functional hood or if you just want one for looks( I don't use hoods so I just made it thinner to save material and my time)

sew the hood into two pieces

attatch those two pieces (right sides together!!!!) so that you have just one of the shapes you had before.

 turn it rightside out, if the hood is laying flat and not the right shape, pull the two middle seams away from each other and push the other two seams to either the front or the back. sorry if thats confusing, pm for clarification (on any part)

attatch hood to back of sweatshirt in between the shoulder cover-y-up pieces.

Hem bottom and sleeves ( or don't if you like looking tough)



^Fairly tired after turning such a simple project into a complicated one^
« Last Edit: July 24, 2006 03:15:12 PM by shallbe » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2006 06:17:22 PM »

Wow!! Great job on everything! I like the blue shirt the best, the fabric is so cute! I like how you made the neckline so plunging, very hot! Great sewing job on the shorts, they look store bought. And the skirt is so unique with the rose detailing, very elegent.

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2006 06:21:00 PM »

I really like the shorts! I know how hard it is to find DECENT teenage shorts... I've decided to stick with JCrew shorts...modest and cute, great for my job.

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006 06:27:05 PM »

I love them! How simple and cute they all are!
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006 06:34:50 PM »

i really like the shirt and the shorts!!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2006 06:38:53 PM »

The shirt looks really awesome Cheesy
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2006 08:12:06 PM »

i loooove the shirt
would you ever consider possting a tutorial for the shirt!

i would appreciate that sooo much

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2006 08:17:17 PM »

Love the shirt! Lets see a tut.  Wink

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2006 08:30:00 PM »

I have to say that that skirt is really quite spiffy!

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2006 08:49:22 PM »

Everything is Awesome!

I Want the skirt! you should swap with me or something! (?) Smiley

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