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Topic: Weekend Sewing spree: new shirts!  (Read 1780 times)
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« on: August 01, 2007 09:14:42 AM »

I went on a bit of a "fabric bender" this past weekend.  I kept thinking of different things to sew and before I knew it, the weekend was over, I had 3 new tank tops, a set of pajamas, a finger injury and a serious fabric hangover...  (haha)

I made a pattern from a tank I own.  The fabric is from a set of T-shirt sheets I bought for this purpose.  I dyed it after it was sewn. 

Same pattern, same fabric but not dyed.

I made the top of my new jammies from an old t-shirt that was too wide and too short.  The straps are fed through casings and sewn in a loop.  The shorts are from the sheets I bought for fabric.  I didn't have a pattern for them, but I used the schematics from a knitting pattern I had (from Interweave Knits Summer 2005).

Reconstructed from a white t-shirt I never wore.  The straps are fed through a casing at the top and sewn, not tied.  I dyed it as an experiment (I didn't mix up the dye at all) and I like the results.  The back, however, seems to be trying to send a message or something:

I don't know if you can see it clearly there, but there's a very clear skull on the back, which was completely unintentional... 

A few more details and the story of the finger injury (a cautionary tale?) on my blog

if you can't be a good example then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.

« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007 09:27:40 AM »

Very nice! I love the first tank top. Smiley

« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007 09:38:57 AM »

Super cute! You did a great job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007 08:02:42 PM »

oh my gosh i totally see teh skull. hehehe. that's freaky cool. i love allll of it Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007 12:54:56 PM »

I have a set of jersey sheets I'm not sure what to do with and now I'm inspired. Your tanks look awesome. I'm curious about the technique of sewing the straps in casings. I'm not familiar with what that means or how it works (relatively beginner sewer here).

Does anyone know of a good resource where I could learn? Thanks!
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