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« on: July 10, 2005 03:49:58 PM »

(The after is at the bottom.)
 While searching for an old t-shirt, I came across a favorite top from my college days (~1993).  I haven’t worn it since I got done with undergrad so it was in need of a makeover.  Please excuse the odd color combos here.  I didn’t feel like matching today.  Below is the before so you can see the fit to begin with.  It is a knitted silk top from Express.  The yarn is very thin in the lightest weight so you can probably use a knit top in any type of fabric. 

Below is a diagram of my cuts.  It's the best I can do for a tutotial.  First, I cut down the middle front. Then I tried it on to figure out where I wanted the knot, which is right below the breast line and marked the bottom edge length.  I cut a line from the neckline to that knot point to create the v-neck part.  Next, (pretend the second photo is the backside) I cut across the back only from side seam to side seam. Finally, I cut from the side seam to the center bottom edge of the top.  To get the ruffled edge, I put the fabric taunt while I sewed the heamed edges.   


The bottom edge is ruffled not scalloped like the photo may look like.  Enjoy!  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2005 04:15:34 PM »

Wow, how cute! I want one of those... maybe I need to go find a sweater. Which will be hard, since it is summer and most of them are in the attic. Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008 07:07:42 PM »

why does this have just one post!!!!
is great!!!
i'm making one, but with a biiig tshirt Wink

edit: i made one!!! i remembered an accidentally felted swater and voila! a very pretty shrug Wink
(i don't know if you still check this topic anyway, is very old Tongue)
thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008 01:39:17 AM »

That is so cool!  What a great recon!!

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008 08:07:26 AM »

I want to try it too!!! I dont know why I havent seen it before, now it is hot in here Sad
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008 11:42:08 AM »

Cool!! Thanks for a great idea - I definitely want to try this, especially as I have just signed up for another round of Wardrobe RefashionSmiley

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008 02:38:50 PM »

Very cute wrap!  Creative makeover for a lonely old sweater.
Also (totally unrelated love the topic title. 

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