Thursday, 16 August 2012

Project uber-frill complete

I have finished the top I started altering earlier in the week.

First I did the second shoulder and lace around the neckline.
Then I  gathered the shoulders so it wouldn't keep slipping and added buttons, purely for decoration. I also added a ton more lace; this time to the bottom of the top.

Finally I had to solve the issue of it being rather too wide. My first two plans failed to materialise (I couldn't find eyelet tape, or even a tool for setting the eyelets myself) so the solution was actually my 3rd idea, but I love the way it turned out.



(Please excuse my hair; I plaited it at 8 o'clock this morning and then just left it... busy working and sewing and my utter lack of make-up, it's been one of those days!)

The holes for the lacing are actually the strip of buttonholes from 2 kids school shirts! I brought age 5-6 because that was the largest size available on the 2 for 3 quid offer and luckily they are just long enough =]. I zip zagged the raw edge but left it looking frayed because I quite like the effect.

I am going away this weekend, to visit my mum in Filey so I won't have internet access again until Monday. Have a good weekend everyone and please let me know what you think of my t-shirt alteration attempt!

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  1. It looks amazing - pretty sure your friends are all going to want one now!!

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    1. Thanks. If they do, they'll have to put in an order quick whilst the shops are still full of cheap school shirts!

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  3. It's very cute, really like the result =)

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  4. This turned out great and I love the sleeves. They're so adorable.

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    1. Thank you! I think the sleeves might be my favourite part =]

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  6. I have an oversized men's button-down shirt I was thinking of doing something similar to the back, in addition to making pick-ups in the back as sort of a bustle...but I'm scared to death to cut into the shirt! How did you sew the strip of button holes onto the t-shirt? I guess I should just do it, as it's not like I can actually wear the shirt - LOL!

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    1. I attached the strips of button holes using the zig zag stitch on my sewing machine so that it would not fray too much.

      Your plan for a men's button-down shirt sounds really cool. If you do use alter it will you send me a picture?

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