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Topic: 16 Bright Red, XXL T-shirts=One awesome dress. ADDED TUTE!  (Read 63873 times)
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« on: March 16, 2007 04:56:40 PM »

I won't lie, I'm pretty pleased with this one.

I call it the Red Monstrosity

It's not practical or wearable (mostly because it weighs nearly ten pounds, and partially because it's very short for me!) but it make a neat piece o' fiber art.

Ok guys, I'm going to attempt to explain how I did it. It's deceptively simple, I swear.

First step! Take a t-shirt (XL-2X) and cut it as though you are taking a print off the front (the shirts I was using had an ugly santa head on them, I had to remove it) Also take off the sleeves, and save these as stuffing for later.

STEP TWO!  (not pictured because I am dumb) Gather the bottom edge (hem) of the t-shirt. You could sew it, I just used a strip of scrap fabric and tied it.
STEP THREE: This should make a pocket in the shirt. Fill this pocket with the rest of the shirt that you cut off.
STEP FOUR: Run a line of stitches across the back of the 'pocket' and gather them.

STEP FIVE: Split the 'neck' of the pocket-pod-thing into 3 equal parts.
STEP SIX: Braid these parts together.

REPEAT 16X or however many you need.
STEP SEVEN: Painstakingly hand-sew each of your sixteen 'pods' together. Add straps (you'll need them!)
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007 04:58:42 PM »

That is amazing! So unique and beautiful. You should wear it at least once.  Cheesy Maybe opaque black tights woud make you feel less naked.

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2007 04:59:12 PM »

Fan freaking tastic.  It's beautiful.  Did you do it for a class or something?  Or just on a whim for yourself? 
I adore this.  Hands down. Grin

« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2007 05:00:12 PM »

Wow...My first post ever (and instigated by your project) ! This is definitely amazing...I would LOVE a tutorial!

I agree with you, I would like a longer length, too.
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007 05:05:28 PM »

Fan freaking tastic.  It's beautiful.  Did you do it for a class or something?  Or just on a whim for yourself? 
I adore this.  Hands down. Grin

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2007 05:24:32 PM »

holy shit....this is just utterly amazing!!  WELL DONE!!!!

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2007 05:43:53 PM »

eek i love you!! i saw this on live journal and i wanted to praise you. you are so awesome i think we should get married and make beautiful dresses together! haha that sounds sort of creepy... anyways you are amazing and so is that dress!

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2007 06:03:24 PM »

I lurve it! It's so freakin' cool. I want it. Like, now. Or maybe a tutorial pretty please? -puppydog eyes-

ETA: I saw the semi-tut you put on t shirt bitchery and wanted to say thanks! How did you manage to sew the braids together? Cause they look a little thick. I'm gonna have to go find 16 XXL t-shirts somewhere now...hehe. Seriously though, -clicks "This Rocks"-, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this.

Oh, and the shoes are hot too  Grin


Where did you get all those tshirts?
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2007 06:15:14 PM »

i saw you on [email protected] and i thought that this would be an awesome craftster post

i'm still amazed by it
it's absolutely gorgeous and i would love to have one and wear it

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