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Topic: I love GIANT Michael's shirts! 1 shirt and 2 dresses + 2 Tutorials on p2  (Read 82459 times)
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« Reply #90 on: August 23, 2007 11:17:55 PM »

sooooo nice

i'll steal one shirt of the boyfriend and make a cute blouse for me  Grin

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« Reply #91 on: August 24, 2007 09:12:19 PM »

Here's my attempt:

The only thing I really changed was that mine are actual buttons and button holes and I used a medium size t-shirt for this.

« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2007 06:48:04 PM »

I made this dress last night (the one with the gathers in the front) and I LOVE it, it makes me feel so sexy! Mine's strapless because I didn't have enough material leftover--I used an XL t-shirt and I'm 5'2", 34C, if that's helpful at all to anyone else. I do wish my t-shirt had been a softer jersey, it was the cheap kind because I got it free at this retreat, but so it goes. It may require wearing some Spanx underneath to smooth out the lines because it's a bit tighter than I would like, so next time I'll be using an XXL t-shirt with more drape.

Anyway, I thought I'd make a suggestion to other people who try to make this. I had a hard time making the sides match up, so I was thinking it might be better to sew a top bodice piece to its corresponding skirt part, before sewing the front and back together. Also, do the gathers after attaching the bodice to the skirt, because the gathers make the bottom edge uneven. I did the gathers on the machine, sewing two lines with really large, loose stitches, pulling on this to create the gathers, and then sewing one line down the middle to hold them in place. I pulled on the gathers a bit tighter than I wanted them to end up because as I sewed down the middle, the gathers spread out.

Thanks for the idea and tutorial!
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« Reply #93 on: August 25, 2007 11:00:40 PM »

This is great! I'm going to try this once I already know how to sew and have my own machine.  Smiley

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« Reply #94 on: August 28, 2007 12:02:46 PM »

I love those dresses! Perfect for a warm summer afternoon outside....
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« Reply #95 on: August 28, 2007 12:05:24 PM »

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I was so excited to see that you have made that button shirt. I have been wanting one. I am ready to try to make one. Great Idea and cheaper. I also thought the other dresses you made were great. Good job.


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« Reply #96 on: August 31, 2007 05:59:42 PM »

This is such an awesome idea cause it can also be used to recycle all those old too big t-shirts...
or turn your boyfriends shirts into cute clothes for you! and he probably wouldn't even recognize it!

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« Reply #97 on: September 06, 2007 09:33:14 AM »

(droool) I'm going to make this today! Not even kidding, going to buy mens tees after work.  Cheesy

I have a question tho...I am about 5'1 and 110 lbs...does anyone have an idea of what size tee I need to get? I'm guessing a mens XL or XXL?

I'd rather err on the shirt being too big bc then I can just cut off extra and maybe make a little clutch or headband to match?

Thank you ladies, and thanks very much for the idea! I will post pics when it's done!
« Reply #98 on: September 10, 2007 11:21:10 AM »

I am going to make that button top shirt.  That is so cute and what a great deal you found at Michael's.  I love going to the thrift store and will look for something fun to shrink down!  Thanks so much for the tutorial and for sharing this.

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« Reply #99 on: September 10, 2007 10:41:21 PM »

first of all...i'm laffin at the lil duckie heads...lol too funny and cute i might add. Wink but yeah i been thinkin of what to do with some shirts i have as well. i like the ideas. gooody gooody!
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