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Topic: you saw the dress to shirt - now see the shirt to dress!  (Read 49274 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2006 06:49:11 AM »

I really like what you've done with this.  I love the shirring on the side too - Great Job!

« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2006 08:06:10 AM »

WAU!! This is awesome!! I love the style of the dress and the shirring at the sides  Grin
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2006 08:12:10 AM »

i keep seeing this in the hot new topics and im worn down to post now
i just love it
it looks so comfy
and i love the neck/collar

you did a great job

« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2006 09:12:30 AM »

ooh how creative! i love the new dress. what a creative eye you have. anyway we could see a tutorial?

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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2006 09:31:59 AM »

Ok. I'm officially jealous. That's so adorable, well done!!!

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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2006 10:18:22 AM »

i'm in love. this is just too awesome. any chance of getting a tut? xoxo

« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2006 10:21:42 AM »

that's awesome! i love it, and what a great idea <3
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2006 11:20:36 AM »

I'm not really sure what to say for a tutorial, since mostly when I sew I just make things up as I go along.  Here are the steps I used to make the dress:

1.  Use a seam ripper to take off the ugly pouch pocket.  This leaves an unsightly mark on the dress where the stitching was.
2.  Cut off the bottom of the shirt along the line of unsightly holes.
3.  Lay a shirt whose fit you like over the top part of the shirt, and cut up the sides.  Resew to fit you.  So now you have: the top part of the shirt (refitted to your body), the bottom part of the shirt, and the scraps of the sides/sleeves.
4.  Trim the sleeves on the top part of the shirt until you get a nice little cap sleeve that flatters you.  You could hem this if you want, I didn't bother since the fabric won't unravel.
5.  Lay out the top part of the shirt on the floor.  Now lay out the bottom part underneath it.  Cut the bottom part so that the width is the same as the top part.  Restitch the two pieces together to form a tube.
6.  Attach the bottom part of the shirt to the top.  This makes the waistband.
7.  Take your sleeves.  Cut them open along the hem on the underside of the arm.  Now trim the pieces into rectangles.
8.  The sleeves form the skirt.  My butt is pretty big, so I added a triangular panel on each side of the skirt to give me more room.  I cut these panels from the extra fabric taken from the sides of the shirt.
9.  Sew your skirt together.  Now attach it onto the waistband.
10.  Finally, run a gather along each side of the waistband.  Machine stitch the pleats in place to hold it.  You're done!

If that made no sense I can try to add diagrams or something...

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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2006 11:45:12 AM »

1) that dress is awesome
2) especially the collar
3) that tutorial makes loverly sense!!
thank you so much!

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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2006 01:04:50 PM »

Thankyou so much! I have to try this now!!
Keep up the good work!

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