how do i make this shirt?

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I like the style of this shirt a lot, and I wanted to reproduce it
with a cheap t shirt. Any suggestions as to how I'd make it?

Any helps is appreciated!

http://photocabin.com/controller.php?id=9218.JPG zipper down
http://photocabin.com/controller.php?id=9219.JPG zipper up

From what I can see, it looks like a plain cotton t shirt, where she
cut the sleeves to make cap ones, cut the neck part out. It looks she
like then took a circular piece of another t shirt and sewed it over
the cut neck...

that's all i can decipher...the shirt has a turtle neck thing...do you
by any change know how i'd make that?

and the zipper looks like the easier part. hehehehe!

I appreciate this very much, and thanks in advance!

Re: how do i make this shirt?
andrea wrote:
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That neck's interesting... it's a bit like a cowl neck but it seems to be
shaped to fit the shoulders.

A cowl neck is just a tube with the same diameter as the neckline. But the
one in the picture snugs her shoulders so it can't be a stright piece of
fabric - but I think I see a seam in the neck piece that seems to be a
triangular insert. It's close to the zip, on the lower edge of the collar,
on the model's left.

If you have enough spare fabric to experiment I'd start with a piece like
this:

      +------------------+
    /                                 \
  /                                     \
+--------------------------+

with the wider edge attached to the T-shirt. See how that fits. I suspect
you'll have to make the piece curved on both edges.

HTH

Sally



Re: how do i make this shirt?

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Sally's description sounds about right, but it looks like there is a
straight bit above what she drew. Follow her drawing for the yoke, add a
separate turtleneck piece and then make the zipper go diagonally into the
armpit and end at the underarm seam where the sleeve seam is.

Before you try this on a t-shirt that you love, I would suggest getting a
couple from your favorite thrift store on "dollar day" and practice.
--
The Vegas Beth P
(STILL  missing Georgia)



Re: how do i make this shirt?
Hmm, do you think it's a cowl? cause in the picture iwth the zipper
up, doesn't it look like a turtle beck?


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I've been cutting up t shirts all day trying to figure out how she did
it (oops hehe) so would i attach the wide parts to the shirt and then
somehow make it into a turtle neck shape?

this is what i was going to do...think i'll have any luck with it?

cut a circle out of spare fabric and cut a hole for the "turtle neck",
then cut a tube and attach it to the hole in the neck and then sew the
entire "bib" onto the shirt. would this work maybe?

Re: how do i make this shirt?
That doesn't sound like a bad start.  My first thought was that it would be
easier to do this to a turtle/cowl neck shirt, then cut the sleeves off
where you'd want them.  I think putting the zipper in this will be tricky,
but not impossible.  Having a dress form would certainly help in placing the
zipper.  Turn the shirt inside out, pin and hand baste the zipper exactly
where you want, turn the shirt right side out, carefully snip the shirt
along the center of the zipper,  open the zipper and carefully topstitch
near the zipper teeth and about 1/8 inch away.  I say open the zipper to
topstitch because I don't think wrestling the turtleneck and shoulder will
yield nice stitching.
Good luck!

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Re: how do i make this shirt?
 
how do i make this shirt?  
 
<(andrea)
<I like the style of this shirt a lot, and I wanted to reproduce it with
a cheap t shirt. Any suggestions as to how I'd make it?
http://photocabin.com/controller.php?id=9218.JPG zipper down
http://photocabin.com/controller.php?id=9219.JPG zipper up
From what I can see, it looks like a plain cotton t shirt, where she cut
the sleeves to make cap ones, cut the neck part out. It looks she like
then took a circular piece of another t shirt and sewed it over the cut
neck...
that's all i can decipher...the shirt has a turtle neck thing...do you
by any change know how i'd make that?
---
    IMHO, it definitely looks like a turtleneck instead of a cowl--- the
top of the zip is turned out with the wrong side of the zip showing,
which makes it resemble a cowl, but, on closer inspection, it looks as
if the neck of the top might be too long for the wearer, and she's
flipped it out to keep the zip from biting her chin. Remember, a lot of
turtleneck tops are made as a long tube, and the fabric is meant to fold
out on itself at the top.
   Basically, it looks like a scoop neck top, the neckline filled in
with a ring of fabric which resembles a facing in the way in which it is
shaped--wider at bottom to fit shirt, narrow at top to fit the
turtleneck. which is sewn in above it. I would construct it, then fit
and sew the zip in at the preferred angle.
                            Cea


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