18.7.11

Child's t-shirt refashion

 

This t-shirt was brought back from a business trip for my daughter.  To the inexperienced shopper, it probably looked about the right size.  The fabric is very stretchy, and the neckline large, so I think it is actually a body-fitting top for a teenager.  She loved it though, so rather than pass it on, I took to it with the scissors.

I used burda style 5/2011 140 as a guide.  I left the hem and side seams as they were, which was the right width and maybe 5 cm longer than the pattern. I cut off the sleeves.  I cut a new neckline, shoulders and armholes.  For the front neckline, I could leave the ribbing attached.  For the back, I removed the ribbing and attached it to the new neckline.  I left the hem and side seams of the sleeve, but cut a shallower sleeve cap, before re-attaching the sleeve.  I used the scraps to make casings and ties.  They are not the neatest or straightest casings and ties, but they will do.
She made the shorts and necklace herself.

10 comments:

  1. Love the top and a great save, your daughter is very creative.

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  2. Much nicer than the original. It is great that your little one is sewing already. DD 15 is too distracted to apply herself, although shows talent. DD senior lives far away for now.

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  3. Great make-over of the tee. How lovely for you that your daughter has already entered the sewing/crafting world.

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  4. Your daughter looks like she's about to award you the Coolest Mom Ever title! What a happy customer. I love the idea of ruching the shoulders for a better fit.

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  5. Too cute! (Hello Kitty is my guilty pleasure; thankfully I have a daughter so the world doesn't see me wearing it!). And congrats on such a creative girl - great shorts!

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  6. Your shopper picked a terrific colour and print though! The t shirt looks great in the improved version, and how cool are those shorts and the necklace? Were they a school holiday project? My 16 year old almost cut out a dressing gown, (ie, the fabric is sitting on my crying chair in the sewing room) but that is as good as it got here :(.

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  7. Very cute. Love the sleeves. I'm planning on making these kind a sleeves on a project soon.

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  8. Your daughter made those shorts? That is fantastic, they look so great. And boy your daughter looks so much like you!

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  9. Hello Katherine, thanks for your kind comments re the man shirt. It is Vogue 8096, which I think is the current one. The collar is pretty like RTW and the body a bit loose for my slim bloke - again like RTW.
    Karen

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