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Topic: Making the most out of my Tailored Shirt  (Read 2257 times)
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« on: October 06, 2010 09:02:08 AM »

A couple years ago I went to a wedding and decided I'd had enough of showing my belly button to people when wearing my shirts. The issues you get with a chest that requires a uk 12-14 shirt but hips that need you to have bought a UK 18-20... Anyway I went to a tailor and got a fitted shirt that was lovely. However two years on and it has been to two weddings and has holes in the sleeves so I decided to use my crafty initiative to make some more.

I took the shirt apart, which had me wibbling a bit due to how much I had paid for it to start with, but hey what use is a shirt you can't wear with the sleeves unrolled? Using it as a pattern I managed to make some new shirts.

The first is a silvery shimmery material with burgundy stitching.

Close up of stitching

The second is possibly my most favourite shirt ever and is covered in words. Words like Cheerful, Trustworthy, Kind, Loyal etc...  You'll have to excuse the dark colour of the picture and the mess that is behind me, it really is hard to take a picture of yourself. Not the most flattering really.

Cuff detail and the ability to read some of the words.

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010 11:52:53 AM »

Looks good and looks good on you.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010 08:10:19 PM »

Those are awesome!  I envy your talent.  I want to practice doing fitted blouses by getting some big ol' men's shirts at the thrift store and putting darts in them.  Your project is way beyond that.   Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010 08:45:59 AM »

They are so pretty. Great idea to use the expensive shirt as model.

« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010 06:11:40 PM »

Looks like you did a great job. You now have a pattern from that shirt and you can make so many other things from.

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010 05:01:24 AM »

So impressive that you took one shirt apart, made a template for another shirt and managed to figure out how to create another one.

Great job!

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