Friday, September 4, 2009

T-shirt Decon: IndyMojo Take Two...

Caveat: It's done. But I'm not pleased with it... *

Here's the How To on the tube dress.
This one is easily adapted into a shirt/tunic.
*Stay tuned for a follow up How To on how to re-deconstruct this one with a better flounce to the skit. I'm gonna add some panels into the bottom have so it'll flounce when I spin. Because, let's face it, I love to spin! Don't judge.

Step 1. Pick your poison.
Hadn't done anything in black lately!
Here Goes...

Step 2. The Basics
Remove (as always) the side portions including sleeves and the top just below the collar.

Step 3. Hemmin' & Hawin'
Match them up front to front, so the insides are showing. Fold down the top 1/2 inch or so and hem into a casing (giving yourself ample room to thread with elastic!).

Step. 4 Side Together... Back Together... and We're Waltzing...
Stitch up the sides (still inside out, mind you) to form a generic tube.

Step 5. Now What?
Here's where I got stumped... I didn't know what I really wanted to do with this thing...
So I added some opp. color silk binding to the bottom and figure it can either be (a) a random, rather shapeless mini dress; or (b) with some slight alteration and some side-ruching, a longish tube/tunic top.

Either way, this baby was easy to make.
Like I said, once I wear it out Friday I think I'm gonna rip it up and keep the top elastic portion for the bust and maybe attach a flounced/paneled skirt to the bottom half for spinnability.

Happy Stitching!


  1. When my otherwise very tomboy daughter was little, she refused to wear anything but a dress...and the dress HAD to spin. I can't look at or hear about a "spinny dress" without getting a lump in my throat!


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