T-shirt redo

Added Apr 12, 2013

by juligirl

Wien, Austria

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Description

I combined two tees in the style of Alabama Chanin. This means a lot of reverse applique and hand stitching to enhance the shapes. The main sewing was done by machine, decorative stitching was done by hand.

I have loaded up a lot of photos that I took throughout the project. They may help you understand the technique. There’s a photo of my loose sketch on the top layer (the painted shapes were sewn wider than the sketch, and the sketched part was cut off), and there’s a photo of the reverse insides, also of the back of the garment, which was left plain.

Material Notes

tees
embroidery floss

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Tanks/T’s
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Ethnic, Other
Material
Knits/Jersey

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  • Syysasetelma_large

    Apr 13, 2013, 05.46 AMby juligirl

    Thank you! No, I didn’t take a course. I started doing this style about 10 yrs ago, but Ms Chanin went a step further, she set up classes and published a book. There are a lot of nice projects out there, if you look into my recent favorites, there’s a linen dress with reverse applique method.

  • Lisa6a_large

    Apr 13, 2013, 02.46 AMby poldapop

    This is fabulous! Did you take the craftsy course with her?

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