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T-Shirt Recon

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Time
40 mins

Taking T-shirt Recon to a whole new level
With a pair of scissors, a needle, some pins and a bit of thread you can turn a T into conceptual design fit for the hippest boutiques.

(Modeled by Ellen Schultz of Compai)

Posted by justina b. from United States • Published April 6, 2008 • See justina b.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to make a blouse. T-Shirt Recon - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a large T-shirt and lay it down flat.
    Fold the T-shirt in half lengthwise and mark the front, center with a pin on the collar.

  • How to make a blouse. T-Shirt Recon - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the T-shirt in half lengthwise and mark the front, center with a pin on the collar.

    Pinch a fold in the center of the shirt, about 1 inch deep creating a pleat. Pin the pleat vertically (from the collar to the hemline) so that it stays in place.

  • How to make a blouse. T-Shirt Recon - Step 3
    Step 3

    Repeat until you have 4 pleats in the front, center of the t-shirt.

  • How to make a blouse. T-Shirt Recon - Step 4
    Step 4

    Starting from the bottom hem of the T-shirt, sew a horizontal line from right to left, sewing over the pleats so that they are facing the left.

    Four inches above that line, sew another horizontal line, this time from left to right, sewing the pleats down so that they are facing the right.

    Repeat the horizontal lines until reaching the collar of the shirt.

  • How to make a blouse. T-Shirt Recon - Step 5
    Step 5

    Okay…almost done! Now, using a zigzag stitch sew two large “S” shapes, starting from the collar, down to the hemline, feeding the t-shirt fabric into the stitches to create tiny gathered pleats into the stitches.

  • How to make a blouse. T-Shirt Recon - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now, if you like the look of this top as a tank, cut off the sleeves around the sleeve hemline to get this edgy look.

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~L~
~L~ · Louisville, Kentucky, United States · 1 project

Now thats what i call a refashion. very nice job.

I have a Fashion DIY link party every week on my blog.
check it out and link this up
~L~
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Ask Netfah from J&O Fabrics
Ask Netfah from J&O Fabrics · Pennsauken, NJ, United States

Like where you were going w/this concept. Thanks for the sharing

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CO + K User

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=013119&navAction=jump&navCount=

very anthropologie! I love it!!!

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SEWButterfly
SEWButterfly · Casselberry, Florida, United States · 24 projects

I will definitely have to try this one! Good job!

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Valerie G.
Valerie G. · , · 1 project

ah yes this is awesome... this is another tshirt recon i was looking at my t shirt book!

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Roma
Roma · Swindon, UK, South West England, United Kingdom · 19 projects

Niiiice!

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Nanzaa LOW
Nanzaa LOW · Bkk, Thailand · 51 projects

i really like your work...

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Nanzaa LOW
Nanzaa LOW · Bkk, Thailand · 51 projects

i really like your work...

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· Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, US · 23 projects

WOW!!!! SUPER cool!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Waffle I.
Waffle I. · ,

I love it! Are you part of Compai?

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