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Congratulations on losing 20 Lbs, (assuming it was deliberate) While I cannot address exactly how to alter the T-shirts, since that would depend on how your body shape is different now, which varies from person to person. What I can tell you is that it is perfectly possible to alter, or to sew new T-shirts, with a machine that simply sews an adjustable zig-zag. I have made many knit shirts that way. I suggest getting a ball point needle, intended for sewing with knit fabric. What I have done is to sew the seams with a zigzag that is a medium length of stitch, and only a little bit zigzagged. This builds a bit of stretch into the seam. Then if I like the way it fits, I then trim the seam allowance to 3/8 inch , and zigzag finish the edge, sewing both seam allowances together (rather than pressing them open) using a medium long stitch length and a wide zigzag, which keep the edge tidy. I put off sewing knits for years because I thought you needed a very expensive fancy machine. Nope. You cold even get a cheap T-shirt form the thrift store to experiment on and get a feel for it. Now I love sewing knits, they are so fast and easy. Good luck.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2009 on T-shirt refashion questions at Wardrobe ReFashion
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What a great score, so many clothes at such reasonable prices! I want to come shop at your thrift stores...Our local Goodwill stores are so expensive compared to your prices (T-shirts here are $4.99, Sweaters $6.99 etc)Portland is a great place to live, but thrifting is more 'spensive here.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2009 on thrift store finds at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Wow, you've been so productive. I really like the whimsical (garter belt?) and the full length dress it tres fabu. Did you use a pattern for the dress, or was it a "recombined masterpiece"?
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2009 on So much sewing! at Wardrobe ReFashion
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This is quite lovely. If I had a parasol, and knew how to crochet, I would follow your example. What a clever idea.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2009 on It's so sunny! at Wardrobe ReFashion
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When I saw a cute dress marked down at a community thrift store two years ago, I had to buy it. My favorite colors in a bohemian-hippie batik rayon. There was the small matter that it was about six sizes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
Three great ideas in one post. I particularly like the faux bow. I have always hated the big lump that a real bow makes in the middle of my back , but never thought to create a subsitute. I think it looks just perfect, and will use that detail in some of my own garments. The shortened dress looks great on you.
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Thanks. The best thing is that my Mom loves her new vest; it was a late Mother's Day present.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2009 on I've been taking baby steps at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Both the dress and the skirt look great! You and your daughter are very talented. I love the way the vintage sheet, combined with your effort and skill, came together to look like a very stylish vintage dress.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2009 on Vintage Sheet Dress at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I'm still figuring out Typepad, and learning different things that my camera can do. My previous post had a (terrible) picture of me in my overall jumper - I used the self timer and tried to leap into position before... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
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I cobbled together the bits of the three garments shown at the end of my last post into this "new" jumper. While it won't win any beauty prizes, it is functional and a bit funky. The biggest difficulty is that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion
That is truly adorable! I like it very much.
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2009 on Victorian Heaven at Wardrobe ReFashion
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Now that I've hopefully sorted out my difficulty with TypePad, I should be able to post more regularly... I've started using my serger and I am delighted with it. Since I've signed up for the 4-month challenge this will come... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2009 at Wardrobe ReFashion