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Clay Pants
« on: February 06, 2009 10:38:07 PM »

Inspired by the fistful of oversized work shirt recons here on Craftster, I decided I had to try it myself. So I bought this blue plaid(with silver threads going through it! haha)  XXL men's western shirt at Value Village, despite not really liking blue or plaid, but it was the only one I could find with nice pearly snaps, which I definitely wanted..

After much slashing, darting, chopping, pinning and general fiddling, I was able to get the thing to fit me. But it was still plaid. A lot of plaid. Too much. So I raided my stash and found some leftover vintage cars/gaspumps fabric from an apron I made, and after tracing the yoke areas, gave it an awesome contrasting yoke! Yay!  Now I'll actually wear it! But I might make it shorter, more of a regular shirt.. but for now I like it long over skinny jeans.

Voila...



full length:


close of of front yoke:


back detail:


what do you think? should I shorten it or leave it as it is??

**UPDATE**

i decided to make it a bit longer, by adding more of the car fabric to the bottom. Now it's more like a dress, and I think it's way cuter!



agreed?
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009 11:58:00 PM »

leave it and get some boots!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009 02:27:02 AM »

I like it!
I would keep it that length for a while too...looks fantastic on you Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009 03:51:50 AM »

I like the length as it is Smiley
very nice.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009 04:01:51 AM »

i love it!! keep the length and you can wear it as a dress too. i LOVE the cars and gaspumps fabric  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009 09:10:39 AM »

I agree with everyone else, leave as is.
That is SO cute.
I love it
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009 09:31:40 AM »

Well, ok! haha, I guess it's a unanimous "keep it as it is". Maybe I'll even add a bit to the bottom so it's more of a dress...

Thanks everyone for your input!
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009 10:41:57 AM »

Great Job! I don't think the length is a problem, if you want you can even out the length so it's not longer in the front and back than on the sides, if that makes any sense. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009 08:43:14 AM »

That's a really cool shirt.  I'd leave it long and dress-like over pants.  But I am wondering how you did the sleeves.  Cut the whole sleeve short and move it up, or did you reattach the cuff to the middle of the sleeve?
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009 11:36:59 AM »

That's a really cool shirt.  I'd leave it long and dress-like over pants.  But I am wondering how you did the sleeves.  Cut the whole sleeve short and move it up, or did you reattach the cuff to the middle of the sleeve?

The cuff was big enough that if fit around my arm comfortably, so I just cut it shorter, and sewed it on. It just happened to fit almost perfectly!
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