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Arys
« on: September 12, 2015 07:43:11 AM »

When I was in San Francisco earlier in the summer I had picked up 4 of these cute sumo wrestler tea towels. I had a vague notion of turning them into a shirt, so when I sat down to do it I kept it simple. Not sure how long it will hold up, but still not bad for $6 :-)

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015 08:37:26 AM »

I like it, and it looks great on you. Were the towels big enough for the backside, too, or did you use some other fabric there?
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015 08:42:14 AM »

So cute!
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015 09:37:51 AM »

Too cute - adorable as tea towels OR a shirt!  How comfy is the fabric to wear?  I would worry about a thicker fabric being too warm.

Ooooooh - and if it wears out or breaks down as a shirt, I wonder if you would be able to rework back into towels or dishcloths!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2015 10:19:36 AM »

I think it is really cute!

I like the idea of turning them back into towels once they wear out a bit...repurposing the repurposed! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015 01:12:27 PM »

I like it, and it looks great on you. Were the towels big enough for the backside, too, or did you use some other fabric there?

I used 4 of the towels, so two for the front and two for the back. :-)
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2015 01:14:15 PM »

How comfy is the fabric to wear?  I would worry about a thicker fabric being too warm.

The fabric on these were pretty light, that was why I thought I could turn them into a shirt. They are a sort of light cotton.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2015 05:38:46 AM »

This is so clever. I've seen some lovely tea towels and never thought of using them like this.  Well done.
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2015 11:42:26 AM »

Creative idea. The fabric is very cute. I like how you used the two different colors. Yeah for this unique summer blouse!
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2015 01:17:47 PM »

I love everything about this; the way it looks with the red-white color contrast, the fun fabric, the fact you repurposed tea towels for it It's awesome!
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2015 09:20:34 AM »

What a fun idea! Super cute fabric, and I wouldn't have thought of that at all!
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2016 04:50:14 AM »

What a cute shirt and its hard to imagine that it has been crafted out of towels. The print is lovey and the shirt looks great on you.
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017 12:25:09 PM »

Very nice work! I bought some white muslin fine-weave kitchen towels on the cheap at WalMart, like a pack of 12. They are smaller than yours, and I am bigger, LOL, so I will need to do some piecing, but such soft breathable cotton cannot be ignore when sewing for a hot climate. I am inspired to get on with my own project. Thanks!
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