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Topic: Somewhat Vintage and Totally Awesome Tunic/Dress/Shirt {A tad pic preggers.}  (Read 3557 times)
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« on: July 22, 2008 11:48:25 PM »

My newest project and it totally rocks! So, I found this adorable little...jumper [we'll call it]...at goodwill about a year ago. I absolutely fell in love with the fantastic vintage print. At the time I was smaller and less chesty...so it kinda fit but wasn't the greatest. I never really wore it, so I pulled it out of my TBCrafted bin a few days ago.

I chopped it up the sides. Then, I added darts at the bust. I'd never done darts so I had no idea what I was doing. My first attempt was weird and too low. But, my second attempt was perfect so I repeated it on the other side. Then, I added triangles of an old tee-shirt I bought at goodwill to the sides to accomodate my larger bust. Then, I chopped the XL tee-shirt sleeves off and sewed them on with added puffs at the top. I'd never done sleeves either and especially ruffed ones. They came out awesome and I was shocked.

Basically I love it and I'm totally proud and amazed at the awesomeness of it.

The dart and added triangles:

Puff Sleeves


Oh, and I found this while chopping this grand old thing apart and thought it was too adorable not to share.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008 12:00:09 AM »

adorable and super well crafted. thumbs up. <short post. diving back into midterm studying. your post is my regularly scheduled craftster forum post reading to avoid brain melt. thanks for being a great one. down side, now i want to go sew. arg.>

I was happier then with no mindset.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008 08:00:41 AM »

I am sure you are so proud of yourself! The shirt is wonderful and you will definitely enjoy wearing it now!
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008 08:17:37 AM »

Wow!  Great job on the sewing.  That vintage fabric is cute.

I like all the details like the darts and insert and way the sleeves are pleated on the top!
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008 08:29:57 AM »


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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008 07:18:15 PM »

LOVE it! it is so adorable. the pattern on the fabric is great.
the little made by grandma tag is wonderful!
it gives the outfit a little extra dimension that just makes it that much better!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008 11:17:21 AM »

That looks really cute. It might look even better with slightly shorter sleeves, in my opinion.
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2008 01:35:58 PM »

how nice! I love the puffy sleeves=)
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