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Topic: from ugly shirt to cute tank  (Read 2720 times)
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« on: June 10, 2012 01:16:14 PM »

I recent bought some ugly shirts super cheap at the local salvation army with the intention of making them into something cute. This is one of the shirts I bought.

I found an ugly plaid 1/4 sleeves shirt that was a size too big. I removed the sleeves, left the collar, and cut the back into a racer tank. This is my first ever racer tank so its not perfect and the pics def don't do it justice. one side got caught in the sewing machine so it looks a little off, but oh well its ok my hair covers it haha. I also took in the sides by about a 1/2 inch on each side.

The fabric is a double layer of a super thin stretch fabric, which made it difficult to pin and sew, but I got the job done. I don't have a pic of the before but i have 2 of the after


« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012 01:43:56 PM »

Well, it certainly looks smashing now.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012 03:08:00 PM »

Nice Recon. You certainly have an eye for de-ugly-fying (word?) It looks great.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. . . . I would rather have cheese.
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012 03:13:35 PM »

Looks amazing!  Great work!  Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012 10:54:03 PM »

I love your new-old shirt! I'm always so impressed by people who can do alterations so easily.

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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012 02:33:46 PM »

thank you. I didn't pay much attention the the fabric when I bought the shirt otherwise I probably won't have bought it. its 2 layers of a very thin stretchy fabric. Made it very difficult to sew and align. I am very pleased with how it turned out though.

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