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« on: June 28, 2010 06:50:54 PM »

you're asking people for their old T-shirts. All the time.
(Also known as, "This is what happens when you don't have a dress form and you suck at measuring and maths.")

Speaking of which, having two older brothers means I don't normally have to ask for shirts.
Anyhooo, I've been a lurker on here for quite a while (lurk moar), and honestly, I just joined to read through and comment in the knitting section...but my dad gave me this huge blood donation shirt, and I decided to kind of wing it, trying my hand at my first recon and sleeves and ruffles all at once. All of which came out somewhat wonky. And now I need the advice of my good friends at Craftster.
Less talk, more pics.

I started with this:

Finished with this:

And wore it to show my dad what I did..he laughed.
I realize this shirt is kind of hard to make look good...unless anyone else has some advice? (Pwetty pwease?)

I was thinking the difference was all in the neckline...but it can't go past these two dots  (kind of hard to tell in the picture, they're black), or otherwise my bra straps will be showing  Tongue

All in all, I'm not totally pleased or disappointed with this...
But obviously I don't live up to irishdaydreamer and her epicness.

P.S. Excuse the bad lighting and bathroom setting...I have nothing to say for it except that my bedroom is worse. Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010 08:36:31 PM »

You could make it a v neck. It might look a little better if you shorten it and have more of a ruffle on the dark bottom piece. It could come in a little at the natural waist line to give you more shape.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010 08:54:01 PM »

Yeah, it's a little long, but I wanted to make it legal for school...Assuming I would wear it to school... Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010 02:13:22 AM »

I think it looks great on you!  Men, dads included, are so clueless about when to laugh at something, aren't they?  He probably thought you'd use it to sleep in or to dye your hair and was surprised to see it turned into a great looking dress.  It sure doesn't look funny!
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010 12:09:42 AM »

I think its really cute.  maybe a square neckline?  or just cut the collar off?  or even cut it past what will show your bra straps and add some more black to trim it?


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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010 06:57:01 AM »

I think it's a cute dress.  If you were to change the collar, I think the previous comments about changing to a v-neck or a square-neck would look great.

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010 09:54:53 AM »

Wow, it really elongates you! I like the idea of a square neckline. Wear it with clunky back shoes, hit the halls with confidence, and you'd look fab.

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010 04:50:32 PM »

I love this!!!!! *runs to stash of uber large 99 cent tees I've been stashing* 

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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010 05:55:39 PM »

I agree that a square neckline would look great. Otherwise, I think it looks awesome.  Smiley
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2010 07:28:39 PM »

I think it's a very cute dress! I wish I had been into t-shirt recons when my girls were little. It would have been fun creating for them.
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