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Topic: Reconstructed Shirts Roundup (dresses, skirt and top)  (Read 3663 times)
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« on: August 26, 2011 09:46:04 AM »

one year ago i began to get interest in reconstructing t-shirts. actually, my first sewn project ever, eight years ago, was reconstructed though i didnt know that word back then  Grin
as i really enjoy going to concerts every now and then and i just feel insulted by all these fantastic mens shirts and the boring and bulky "girlie"-shirts i decided to hop on the train of reconstruction!!

a Gogol Bordello shirt i changed into a halterneck longtop but wasnt satisfied so i changed it again in a dress with the "origami skirt" and matching straps

a Turbo A.C.s shirt turned to a ballon like bottom with a halterneck top made of white and red striped jersey

a skirt made from a "killers" shirt my father brought me from amsterdam. it does not show the well-known band!

Smoke Blow!!! i just love them!! the bottom is a spirograph skirt, the black swirls were printed with shaving cream and fabric paint

my beloved Nim Vind shirt that turned into an off-shoulder dress, the bats were printed by me and freezer paper

this is an old one, a simple tube top made from a shirt, i "gathered" one side with a hair tie  Cheesy

a Misfits shirt, i turned into an a-line bottom and made a shaped top from purple jersey, again with printed bats

my boyfriend gave me the shirt someone else gave him some years ago, its from a band called deviates, i turned the target to the front and made a fitted halterneck dress

a pin up shirt i turned into a halterneck dress with a reddotted black jersey at the top, bottom and sides

forgot one: a clockwork orange dress, the top is made of leopard print jersey and theres a tied bow included in the pattern

summary: this post is long; im a halterneck addict; i still have some shirts laying around

thank you for looking!!

origami skirt tute: http://www.rostitchery.com/origami-skirt.html
spirograph skirt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XLjjsUQyvc
bow top from the CO dress: Pattern Magic 2 (i think its part 2) by Tomoko Nakamichi

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011 11:12:13 AM »

Way way cuter than the t-shirts you get at the concerts!

I like how each one is different--you have quite a variety of styles for all occasions!

Also, your sewing skills are shown off by everything you made!  Good job!

« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011 11:52:28 AM »

wow youve done so many, and i think all of them turned out great. Ive seen a few of the spirograph skirts, but i didnt really care of them too much. I love the way yours looks with the top though, it turned out really nice .
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011 04:27:32 PM »

nice variety of stuff!

« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011 12:08:53 PM »

I love the origami skirt. Was it difficult to make?
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011 05:50:17 AM »

thank you!!!

I love the origami skirt. Was it difficult to make?
noooo, it was pretty easy!! its basically a rectangle that is as wide as you want the skirt and as long as your waist plus the skirt ength. then you flip the shorter edge to the longer and sew one seam  Grin well, if you want a skirt i would sew a waistband, but its just one more seam!
i posted the link to the tute at the end of the first post.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011 09:35:13 AM »

A kaboooom of awesomeness!! Shocked luv them all!!

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