Sunday, September 4, 2011

My First Tee Shirt Recon...

I've been thinking about doing a tee shirt reconstruction for a long time now, and today I finally got around to it, and it only took 5 hours! I used my super cool Portlandchucks tee shirt. I searched around looking for something that would work for me, but everything was skimpy and just not for me. If I never see another shredded t-shirt or Adam Saaks, it'll be too soon. I'm a full size woman and need the right shape, the right sleeve, and the right fit, so I had to come up with something on my own. I started with some ideas from Guaya's recon, then edited and altered. I really wish I had taken photos of the process, but of course- as usual, I was so caught up in the work I forgot!

Basically I turned a huge boxy tee shirt into an empire waisted one. A few pleats, some reconstruction of the sleeves (they were so long I had to refashion them), a new neck line, and about 6 inches off the bottom and voila!

PS By removing the sleeve and reattaching them upside down, gives you a super cute flutter sleeve! Didn't keep them because the empire waist with the flutter sleeve just didn't look good. Can't wait for the next one....can anyone say SI*SE!?

Great way to take your prized band tee shirt and make it fashionable :o)

BEFORE



AFTER

6 comments:

Jessica said...

I love it!! It came out super cute! And good for your shape. A lot of recon tutorials are just not made for anyone above an A cup. I have the same problem.

NAMOWENO said...

oh wow thanks jessica! i'm super proud of it! i just thought about what shapes and things work for my body type...basically what's in my closet and how to combine it to get something that works. i feel like most t-shirt recon's just turn the tee into something skimpy and revealing, instead of something any woman can wear.

i am so glad you like it!!! thanks!!!

vesperbeauty said...

omg, I LOVE this! I'm super-duper pear shaped, and concert t-shirt styles never fit me right. I have just the right shirt to experiment with! Thank you!!

NAMOWENO said...

yay! i totally hear you vesper!!! you're so welcome!! please share your creation! hopefully soon i'll have something new up...check back!

jason @ belts and buckles said...

What's so good about your reconstruction, as you've said yourself, is that you have done it for yourself!

You're inspiring girlie

NAMOWENO said...

so sweet jason! thank you!!!