You Are What You Eat (kerlyfries) wrote in t_shirt_surgery,
You Are What You Eat
kerlyfries
t_shirt_surgery

Turned some oversized t-shirts into...

I'm new, both to this community and to sewing. I'm in the process of teaching myself how to use my sewing machine, and fumbling through okay I think considering I haven't really used anything to teach myself but sitting in front of it and trying it out.


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Took a purple shirt, splattered it with bleach, then black and white paint...The sleeves became the chest. I want to replace the elastic straps with some black ribbon or something eventually....maybe.

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Cut the sleeves open at the tops, hemmed all four parts, then added red strips (to match the heart and add some color) with pyramid studs. I also re-hemmed the edges of the sleeves, the neckline, and the bottom so it would look uniform.

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Took a really old little boys Pokemon shirt and some scraps from a yellow tank top to make a halter dress.

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Picked up an oversized shirt at Goodwill (it says "San Francisco California" on it), and used the remains of a black shirt I'd cut up a while ago to make a dress.

For both of the dresses I didn't really have a solid plan when I started, I kind of decided to just...wing it and see what happened. So I'm pretty pleased that they came out half-decent (in my opinion).

But what do you think? Be gentle, I'm a newbie, but I'd love some critique. Or tips. Or any kind of comment ;)

Side-note: Sorry for the awful mirror pics, ridiculous hair, and stupid faces. I belong behind a camera, not in front of one.

 
 
 
 
 
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