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« on: June 20, 2005 06:16:16 PM »

this is my first attempt at reconstruction. everything is handsewn... this first one is just a tee turned tank with some sewn details.

http://pallies.hebronix.com/AP/meg/other art/rachel_1.jpg

http://pallies.hebronix.com/AP/meg/other art/rachel_2.jpg

here is the second reconstruction i did, which is basically just two teeshirts. this one is SO CUTE, i've gotten tons of compliments on it.

http://pallies.hebronix.com/AP/meg/other art/orangetank_1.jpg

http://pallies.hebronix.com/AP/meg/other art/orangetank_2.jpg

i'm sticking to handsewing for now, i haven't got my sewing machine figured out and i enjoy the busywork.

any suggestions, or good pattern sites i should check out? i want to do a skirt next.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2005 06:22:04 PM »

I love the quail and I really love the orange.  It is very sweet.

« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2005 07:29:30 PM »

those are so cute and creative.  really good job!


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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2005 08:02:11 PM »

those are sweet.  i really like the quail one.

« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2005 08:29:26 PM »

thank you guys very much for your praise! i'm going to get working on some more for sure
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2005 10:42:50 PM »

 Shocked i love the details on the quail one! you obviously have an eye for this kinda thing

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2005 09:09:34 AM »

I love the second shirt so much!! How did you make it? How does it go on or hold up? I'd love to make one? Thanks 

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2005 11:33:02 AM »

Here's how I made the second shirt..kind of...

I started with two shirts, the quail (size medium adult teeshirt) and a baby yellow polo shirt with a grid pattern on it.

1. I cut the bottom off of the orange shirt to create the tube/bodice. I cut the seams out and measured it against another teeshirt which fit perfectly (snug so it will stay up) and re-sewed the sides so that the bottom, finished seam of the original teeshirt could be at the top of the tube (less sew = more happy)

2. I cut a rectangular panel of the front of the yellow teeshirt which spanned about 3/4 of the tube when I wrapped it around and sewed it onto the bottom of the tube, gathering it as I went along so it ended up only taking up like 1/4, leaving 3/4 left for two more panels...then i cut it at an angle at the back and created a small ruffle.

3. I Used the rest of the front of the shirt (quail) and the back and cut panels which completed the skirt part. I sewed the solid orange panel underneath the yellow panel and same with the partridge panel, only I added decorative stitches on top with white thread.

4. i added details from scraps. I used the buttons from the polo shirt (you can't really see) and i made a little bow thingy.

It was hard to get the gathered bits to work well with the flatness of the other two panels but it came out with this really cute asymmetric fit.

I can take detail pictures and add a pattern maybe if its requested. I didn't measure anything.
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2005 02:06:45 PM »

I really like the orange colored one.
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2005 02:39:08 PM »

those are both really nice.
i have this new found love for that handstitched/patchy  look.

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