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Men's XL T-shirt Reconstruct

Added May 11, 2009

by missuscrime

Seattle, Washing...






Goodbye men’s XL t-shirt, hello fitted women’s ruffled shirt!

Material Notes

XL Men’s t-shirt (courtesy of Value Village:)




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic


I used the Lydia pattern for reference.

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    Aug 2, 2011, 12.56 AMby littlenomads

    TOTALLY LOVE the sleeves. Hope you don’t mind me copying. ;o)

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    May 14, 2009, 08.46 PMby dressdummy

    Super cute! I’d wear it all the time!

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    May 13, 2009, 06.09 PMby camilaustral

    very nice!! i like it

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    May 12, 2009, 12.06 PMby missuscrime

    I just have a regular old Sears Kenmore sewing machine. I use stretch needles when sewing this kind of fabric (you can get these needles for any machine and they are very cheap) and then I use a very small zigzag stitch so it leaves room for stretching. I am no pro, but it seems to work well!

    I will put up a how-to when i make a second attempt at this!

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    May 12, 2009, 03.48 AMby maha1965

    Lovely modern look it’s a great idea I think all of us have plenty of old tee we can reconstruct. The fit is great. But I want to know what kind of sewing machine are you using ?because the knit fabrics need special needles and machines (i think so………)

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    May 11, 2009, 03.53 PMby emilykate

    Nice upcycle! You’ve done a really good job on the fit.

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    May 11, 2009, 03.42 PMby marissanichole

    That is very cute. Reconstructing is so much fun, and cheap especially if you have the stuff on hand. do you have a how to?

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    May 11, 2009, 11.53 AMby fanciflower

    Wow, so cute and you did a great job on the fit! I cannot beleive that was an Men’s extra large! I will definetely have to try this (I hope I can find a mens PINK T-shirt out there : D ) Jodi

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