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Topic: [2easyTute] Jammy Reconstruct = Totally Cute Tee!  (Read 2838 times)
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« on: February 18, 2007 04:54:38 PM »

Side Tie T-Shirt


I made this cute little tee by reconstructing a nightgown that I planned on giving away!
Instead of a nightie, you can use a long baggy shirt...just make sure you try it on and get an idea of how much it needs to be taken in (step 4 is where you'll need to know this).

I've tried to make the instructions as easy as I could...

Don't be afraid to ask questions!!!

long baggy shirt or nightie
two shoelaces each cut in half
(make sure each piece is longer than 10")
scissors, thread, pins, sewing machine, tape measure, etc.


Detailed Tute:

1. "mark where the shirts hits the bottom of the crotch and cut along bottom" - The reason you need it this long is because you're going to lose about 5" once the sides are scrunched up. You could always just cut about 6" (1" for hem) lower than where you want it to hit if you want it a bit shorter.

2. "remove the seam from the hem to just below the armpit" - Make sure you don't compromise the sleeve! I would recommend using a stitch ripper instead of merely cutting the seam.

3. "fold and pin the bottom hem 1" and sew" - It's important to hem the piece after ripping the seam...otherwise you would have to cut through the hem in order to feed the shoelaces through.

4. "turn inside out and lay flat; measure up 10" and in 1.5" (this is for the ties)..." - If you want a specific fit, try on the shirt and get an idea of how much it has to be taken in at the sides...make sure the measurements on each side match. Remember that however many inches you take in, the hem has to be straight up until the 10" mark (it has to be rectangular...straight lines). After that you can sew an angular seam up to the armpit.

5. "cut in @ 10" mark and along the rest of seam" - This is basically just to tidy it up.

6. "lay so that side seam is in front...press flaps flat and pin...feed shoelace up through flaps, staying close to centre seam...pin in place" - I suppose you could lay the shoelaces under the flaps before pressing and pinning...whatever is easier. I didn't really specify in the pics, but you place one half of a shoelace on each side of the centre seam.

7. This is pretty self explanatory in the pic. Really make sure that the shoelaces come out from the bottom about an inch or two.

« Last Edit: February 22, 2007 08:14:30 AM by Noirness » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007 08:43:27 AM »


I decided to change the title of this post because I was afraid the term "side tie t shirt" may conjure images of elastic bands and the 80s!  Shocked


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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007 10:03:16 AM »

cute and so easy i think i'll try it
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007 10:27:39 AM »

That's really cute and such a great idea! I love it!

« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007 07:33:30 AM »

Thanks guys!  Grin Feel free to message me with any questions!!

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