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« on: January 13, 2011 09:12:24 PM »

So once upon a time (ie: 2008) I walked across Tanzania.

Yes, walked.  For almost two months. Did you know you can get blisters inside blisters? I didn't either. 

Anyway, every night when I got into camp I would change into comfy pants and my much loved expedition t-shirt.  My much loved expediton t-shirt, however, was a men's L:

I am clearly not a men's L.  However, I treasured the shirt so much (as one of the few souvenirs I brought back from the trip) that it took me until just this last week, in the early weeks of 2011, to get up the courage to cut into it and make it into something wearable.

Much better!  And now I actually get to wear it about, rather than just fold it up and hide it on a shelf for years.  I blogged the project here.

I think next month is going to be reconstructed t-shirt month on my blog, so expect to see more of me around here!

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011 09:35:56 PM »

Cute and wearable! You know, somehow it never occurred to me to use a pattern for a recon, but after reading your blog I'm liking the idea. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011 11:08:25 PM »

I love this! I have plenty of really big shirts that I should definitely do this to, it looks fantastic.

I just checked out your blog and couldn't stop reading until I finished the posts about your Africa trip! It sounds like it was a life-changing experience. I can see why you were nervous to damage the shirt Smiley

« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011 12:15:09 AM »

Oh! This is such a brilliant idea! I have a tonne of giant t-shirts that I currently just use to sleep in because they're too big.

I'd love to do this, but I like the side panels and as I found out recently (while making an apron, yes, an apron), my sewing skills aren't remotely at the point where I can throw caution and step-by-step instructions into the wind.

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011 12:58:21 AM »

That is a perfect reconstruction!
Now you get to keep your beloved t-shirt print and wear a top that looks great on you.

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011 12:27:47 PM »

What a perfect idea!  You did a great job.
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