Tuesday, September 01, 2009

tee shirt #3

pre-fix: plain, old, and boring


post-fix: half-sleeved, gathered, and cute?

I needed a red shirt the other day. So I grabbed an old long sleeved one I had hanging around and started cutting. Who wears long sleeves in Arizona anyway, right? It's like a million degrees here.

First, I shortened the sleeves, removed the original neckline, and cut off the hem. I made the neckline a wee bit v-necked. Then I got my trusty elastic thread into my machine and sewed 4 lines, each 1/4 inch apart, with the first line 1/2 inch from the bottom, around the hem of the shirt. I did the same thing on the sleeves, but only did 2 lines. And around the neck, I did one line just near the v.

I can't decide if I like it or not, but I wore it to church anyway.

You can see shirt #1 here and here, and shirt #2 here.

11 comments:

  1. totally cute. you are the queen of refashioning. :)

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  2. i love the half sleeve idea!
    i tried my first "stephanie" elastic alteration the other day - though it's not as cute as yours tend to be. i think i'll try that half sleeve idea.

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  3. very cute! i think you should teach your skills for enrichment!

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  4. I think I have that same shirt in green and brown but I could never ever make it as cute as yours. I thought you looked great on Sunday, I like it. You should definitely teach an enrichment class, I would totally go.

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  5. So cute! Yes, an enrichment class would be great! Although I still wouldn't be able to get it to look like that.

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  6. I really want to try elastic thread. Anytips you could share about the thread before I start a project like this cute one!

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  7. Love it!! I will have to try this-only we don't live in Phoenix anymore and I will actually need long sleeves.... Darn.

    Thanks for the pattern help by the way. I found a different one and improvised from there-you can see what I came up with here:
    http://vermillionrules.blogspot.com/2009/08/practice-dress.html
    It's a practice dress-I was too scared to use the real fabric for fear what would happen :) Thanks so much!!

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  8. Awesome! I have 4 shirts from DownEast Basics waiting for something to happen to them. This is perfect. But I have never sewn with elastic thread. Are there any tricks to it?

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  9. I do like it!!! so talented!

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