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hubby cleaned his closet part 1

Added Oct 6, 2010

by runningwiths...

Winnipeg, Canada

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Description

I wanted to improve my summer wardrobe this year and was able to reconstruct an old shirt of my husband’s into something new for me! I saw a shirt similar to this on the site and was inspired. I didn’t follow it exactly, but did use the basic idea. I also found some cotton crocheted lace at the dollar store and thought it would work too. Lesson learned though, always prewash/dry the ribbon and lace BEFORE using. Unfortunately, I forgot to do that and it shrunk slightly after I sewed it on, making the shirt look a little maternity like since it pulls it out a bit- one of these days I will correct that.

I also used a technique that I learned from the other shirt I am posting today. Sewing narrow elastic directly on the shirt. It gave it a really nice fit and look with a slight gather.

Material Notes

old cotton short sleeved mens button shirt
cotton lace ribbon
narrow elastic (1/8 of an inch- I think)

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Shirts
Style
Beach, Bohemian, Casual
Material
Cotton

Credits

Recycled Halter Top

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