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Superstar This project was by Crafty Superstar #0: Justina Blakeney

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Time:0h40
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Los Angeles, CA, United States
2007
Small top1 1206556472
Small flipflops 1206718566
Small sweatshirt 1206715946
Small bikini 1206713685
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)


Crafts

Instructions

  1. How to make a blouse. T-Shirt Recon - Step 1 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.

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

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

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

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




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

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