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Empire cut Blouse, T-Shirt reconstruction with Tutorial
I’ve been fascinated with all the T shirt reconstruction I’ve seen around, so yesterday, I was bored and decided to make my own reconstruction.. I had a big t shirt (it was my mom’s) I trace it and start cutting… This is how it looks like, I can’t wear tight T-shirts, very often I get stomach inflammation because thanks to digestive problems, and sometimes I look like I’m 4 months pregnant, so this blouse is perfect for those days. Of course I need to perfection it but it wasn’t that bad for my first attempt, what do you think?

well I thought I made a tutorial of how I made it.. please bear with me since English is not my first language, and if something needs corrections or do you need more explanation please let me know, this will also be my first tutorial.

Posted by Jordana Castro from Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico • Published See Jordana Castro's 22 projects »
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  • How to make a v-neck top. Empire Cut Blouse - Step 1
    Step 1

    Front: measure and mark

  • How to make a v-neck top. Empire Cut Blouse - Step 2
    Step 2

    Front: cut along the dotted pink line.

  • How to make a v-neck top. Empire Cut Blouse - Step 3
    Step 3

    Back: cut along the dotted pink line.

  • How to make a v-neck top. Empire Cut Blouse - Step 4
    Step 4

    Measure below your bust and mark the pleats in the bust and waist, I just hand sew the pleats. Machine sew along red line and make a hem.

  • How to make a v-neck top. Empire Cut Blouse - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make your t shirt fit the measurements below your bust and pin. This will make it tight below the bust. Also pin in place the band, tape, or ribbon, and sew first the top and then the bottom.

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Julia M.
Julia M.
If my shirt is fairly large/baggy, do I need to resize it first or can I just follow your steps?
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evyline a.
evyline a. · Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, MY · 4 projects
Love the transformation. i shall try it soon.
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evyline a.
evyline a. · Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, MY · 4 projects
Love the transformation. i shall try it soon.
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CO + K User

this is really cute. What size shirt did you use?
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CO + K User

this is really cute. What size shirt did you use?
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Crafter Monkey
Crafter Monkey · Bolton, England, GB · 6 projects
This is lovely!!! I can't wait to try this, I have to wear tops like this, because of my ever changing tum. xx
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Abigail
Abigail · Nederland, Colorado, US · 15 projects
great idea! thanks. i want to make one with a waist band instead, because that makes me look thinner. so i have to change some things...
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imani b.
imani b. · Ahoskie, North Carolina, US
can you please make another one it was a little hard to understand
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Beverly Balentine
Beverly Balentine · Conway, Arkansas, US · 14 projects
I've got to make me one asap... thanks for sharing
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yummywakame
yummywakame · 7 projects
So clever! And really pretty. I can see all kinds of versions coming...
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