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Topic: tnbc, muse & the used t-shirt reconstructions  (Read 24788 times)
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« on: February 27, 2010 11:36:13 AM »

this t-shirt was pretty annoying. the size of it (xl, which i couldn't even cut a small top out of because it was a girl shirt) & the graphic on it wouldn't work for my first few ideas, so i had to improvise. in the end i gave it contrasting side-panels with corset lacing, a striped, sweetheart band at the top (which i sewed myself, because i can't find striped knit fabric where i live) & a layered skirt.

this top was mostly an excuse to use that striped fabric i got off ebay a while ago, but didn't get much chance to use :p i think it goes really well with the lyrics on the shirt. i gave it a yoke, puffed sleeves, peter pan collar & a large pouch with smallish openings. i topped it off with a bow at the collar. which i often do :p i love bows.

even though it didn't turn out exactly like i wanted it to, i still love this top so very much. i wanted a super ruffly clown collar, but i miscalculated how long it had to be (next time i know i'll have to use at least four times the length of the neck opening!) & had already serged it when i saw how ruffly it was not. disappointing, but it still looks okay, i guess. what do you think? it is a bit rufflier than it appears in the pictures though.
i also gave it flutter sleeves with lace, military tabs (with sailor buttons!) & a striped band at the bottom. after making it ten sizes smaller :p & another polka dot bow to top it off!

more pictures & info on my blog: http://maraleopard.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/new-t-shirt-reconstructions/

thanks for looking! i'd love to hear what you think about them :]

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010 11:39:22 AM »

I absolutely love the Nightmare Before Xmas one! I'd totally wear it. Great job on all of them!

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010 11:56:28 AM »

Ditto to what Alchamy said, That TNBC corset tshirt dress is amazing!

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010 12:37:10 PM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Nightmare Before Christmas one! It's awesome!!!

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010 12:54:53 PM »

Awesome recons!
It's no surprise but I love the nightmare before christmas dress as well Grin

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010 01:59:38 PM »

love that first one, it looks way better than any of the similar dresses I have seen sold in stores!

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010 02:41:14 PM »

I'm in love with the TNBC one. For sure. The others are great too (:
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010 02:53:25 PM »

These are awesome! I really like how you matched the fabric to the lyrics on the Muse shirt. Very clever!
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2010 03:54:25 PM »

I love them all but of course I love the jack one, I would wear it in a heart beat

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2010 04:05:45 PM »

I love them all ESPECIALLY the jack one! The coolest thing I've ever seen!
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