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« on: September 27, 2005 08:49:04 PM »

ok, at my school we are required to wear blue button up shirts.....but they are so BORING! esp. since I am in the Fashion Trade Department.

Can anyone give me some ideas on jazzing my uniform up a bit? Little things like adding fun pins to my lapel etc.

Nothing too too outrageous, my school is fairly slack put i don't want to push it, esp this early in the school year.

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2005 03:17:44 AM »

maybe you could sew various colour ribborns round the collar? or either side of the buttons?

If it's a short sleeve shirt maybe you could modify the sleeves in this manner with little gathers: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35987.0 (the pictures are gone, but someone's used the tutorial https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=40932.0. The sleeves can be gathered less to go all the way round the arm hole though.

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2005 06:55:53 AM »

Embroidery?  on the collar, down the front.

Blanket stitch around the edges of the collar, the front edge and the cuffs?


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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005 09:09:48 PM »

thanks for the ideas so far!

come on guys! i kno that others must have more ideas too! plz post.  cuz i'm buying a few shirts so i want quite a few ideas.

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005 10:01:42 PM »

I always love punk rock studs and spikes. 

I've often thought about embroidering paint splashes onto my nice clothes, so the real paint splashes will, uh, match.

you could get thin black ribbon and lay it on like pinstripes, tacking it down every inch or so.

you could put ruching into the shirt.

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2005 04:42:15 PM »

First, get the book "The Art of Manipulating Fabric" by Colette Wolff, it's a MUST-HAVE for every seamstress!!

I recommend puffed sleeves that are nice and puffy at the shoulder and tight from the armpit down...

It would be really cool to have panels of tucks down the front, or like a tuxedo shirt also.

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