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« on: September 19, 2009 05:00:17 PM »

I wish I'd taken a real before shot of this shirt, it was pretty ugly.  A 3x mens wrangler shirt with sleeves that were a good 10 inches too short for all of the big guys who tried it on.  

So, snip snip, sew sew, then I dyed it black, and freehanded that horse on the front.  (The dress is only the black- the saggy blue-ish is a covering on my ratty dress form)

I do have an 'in progress' pic- you do get a hint of stripe in the finished dress.  I like it!  

« Last Edit: September 19, 2009 05:04:17 PM by nolazombie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009 05:24:07 PM »

Well done! I'm feeling inspired! Must find huge, ugly shirt now...  Smiley
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009 09:12:09 PM »

i love it! do u have a tute for this?
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009 02:56:29 PM »

I love these - would love a tutorial - however I understand if you don't want to post one! they're uber cute.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009 06:00:02 PM »

I love these - would love a tutorial - however I understand if you don't want to post one! they're uber cute.
I would, but I'm not entirely sure how I made it... I was just winging it the whole time.  The waist is the back yoke of the shirt-front and the cuffs-back, and the front and collar is... the front, with some tucks and darts and such. The skirt i just hacked out of the rest of the fabric.

Worst tute ever.   Grin


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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009 09:33:57 PM »

If you could just walk through the making of the top, that would be fantastic.  The skirt looks like something you just sorta do as you can.  I love it, though.  Very very cute.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009 04:11:23 AM »

That is GREAT!!!!! Great job!

for those looking for a tutorial.. its not EXACTLY but its very similar, go out and buy the new edition of craftstylish. It has articles about refashioning in this one. They have a ments button up shirt dress that resembles this one and an awesome lumberjack(flannel) button up redo.

Ive been thinking and thinking on how to make one of these( i am plus sized) but your pictures give me more ideas( as the one in the magazine  does as well but doesnt have as many pics as you)

Again, well done!

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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009 03:20:52 PM »

very cute!

i would steal a shirt of my husband for this but it's already fall in Portugal Sad((

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