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« on: November 23, 2005 04:52:58 AM »

was elder bro's old army uniform
turned it fr long sleeve to short sleeve and took alot of it in to make it fitting rather than baggy. however cos of where the pockets were, i could only make the shirt smaller up until another centimeter would make it look wierd.

first time EVER fiddling with clothes, so although the final product isnt that nice, i'll give myself a pat on the back anyway.  Wink

the long sleeves i turned into a bag

didnt have a mirror big enough to show me modeling it.

pocket details

added in to hide my brother's name..... yea erm i spelt ma'am wrong  Lips sealed

back bottom left

i dont think i'm ever gonna wear it. but it was a fun project hehe!! yay!!
« Last Edit: November 23, 2005 06:34:38 PM by yunnie » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2005 05:00:04 AM »

I think it looks awesome!  I would buy it, if it were my size, but a tutorial would do.

« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2005 05:30:06 AM »

yunnie i LOVE it. i have been after a shirt dress forever, i finally decided to make it myself and just havnt got around to it yet. a tut for how you did it would be wonderful.
Love love love it!

« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2005 03:47:41 PM »

its quite simple, but i'll post a tut anyway asap Smiley hehe
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2005 06:33:30 PM »

ok so here goes.... sorry lol its all hand drawn on paper. hope its not confusing.

ok erm i'll type out the text beside it as well just in case its not visible enough.

I started out with something like this.
You can go out and buy a men's shirt that fits well at the shoulders, and are as long as you'd like it to be.
Then I cut the sleeves ot the desired length with an extra inch to spare.

Before you cut it, pin the sleeve material together so that the cut is perfect both at the front and back of the sleeve. do this to both sleeves and cut.

Take a non-stretchable shirt that fits you at the bust area, waist and hips. lay it on top of your 'new' shirt, and mark. (or you can measure and do it one by one)
Mark- (this is where you'd like it to be)
Mark about 2-3cm away (this is where you sew)

Sew on the mark
Then cut about 0.5cm away from your newly sewn line.
Sew line

Turn your shirt inside out, pull your new edges in and sew. (this is so that the material cut wont fray and all your joints will be nicely concealed).

INSIDE OUT (back of shirt)
*Make sure you sew past your cut, to conceal everything*
sew here (sew when you lay the shirt down and pin the material for an even and FLAT surface)
You are concealing your joint that you sewed and cut in the previous step.

After you have done that, invert it the right side out. you should be able to see that your mark off your shirt made earlier, is exactly where the new joint is.

now for the sleeves.
freshly cut line
concealed joint

fold edge in and iron
fold and iron
freshly cut line

then fold and iron again
fold and iron
previous fold
about an inch
Sew on the first fold (blue writting) (this way the cut is concealed) do not sew the 2nd fold.

Invert the whole shirt right side out and you're done!!!

you may choose to folld up the sleeves when you wear it, to make it shorter, now that its lined about an inch inside.

if it is not as fitting as you'd like it to be, simply add darts at the front or back, or both.
if you are unable to see the pictures clearly, feel free to send me an email and i'll send the individual pictures to u.  Cheesy ok it just came to my mind that i should have just taken pictures of the drawings instead of including writting as well.....o well theres always a first time for everything.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2009 08:45:34 PM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed pictures » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2005 09:14:59 AM »

It looks like it's really cute. Maybe you could get someone to take a pic for you with you modeling it. I'd like to see the fit. Super work and thanks for the tutorial!

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