Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Scrap Crafty~ T-shirt Corset

okay! I am really really proud of this t-shirt recon!!! I put waaay more work into it than the halter (which I now plan on going back and spiffing up a bit). This t-shirt is from my friends TV show, Nightmare Theatre and could be viewed as a collectors item since the shirt is out of print (you know who you are ...and don't laugh at that). Doesn't it make me look stacked too!

back view


close up of back
I used the same spider web fabric as Mrs. F's apron along the sides of the back closure and put those eyelets in myself
(those are fun to do!)


this is a better shot of the image on the front


Now for the how to....I made it all up as I went along. I can tell you that I patterned the basic shape after the same shirt that I made the halter from. I also put some elastic along the front edge to ensure it would not slip down. For the back I sewed on 2 panels of the spider web fabric and put 1 row of boning on each side. I hammered in the eyelets and then used red ribbon for the lacing.

I am soo loving this top! I plan on making Dixie Doll Heather one as well, since her hubby is The Baron on Nightmare Theatre. Then she and I are going to go to the events and wear them and be Nightmare Theatre whores! Ha ha ha!

10 comments:

Handmade Girl said...

You DO look stacked! hahaha
I need to learn some bravery and do some re-cons of my own.

joy madison said...

ACK!!! So adorable on you!!!! I haven't been commenting much, but I read every post!

You are too cute:)

Megan said...

Not only is your house cuter than mine, your t-shirts are too. That's a wicked design. And stacked++!

american girl in italy said...

I don't know what state you live in, but you aren't in the Seattle area and know a band called Dudley Manlove Quartet do you? Just wondering, because your t-shirt has Plan 9 on it.

Love the halter one! very cute. I keep wanting to attempt it...
Love the blog!

elizabeth said...

oh i love it!!!

Anonymous said...

That is so cool!!! I love it and the halter top. Can't wait to see what else you have planned for your big T's.
I also have to say I love all the cool retro recipes you make. They look so yummy. You make me want to live in the 50's all the more.

Gina said...

Oh yeah, you are IT girl!

Lori said...

Vavavoom!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!! It is so much sexier than some of the reconstructing going on right now... and honey, you DO look stacked. Always a good thing.
Lori

Amanda Button said...

Amazingly fantastically wonderfully fabulous!I LOVE this, and the great Plan 9 form Outer Space images on it! :) Just awesome!

MARYBETH said...

You Rocking altering FASHIONISTA!
My daughter Katy would FLIP for this! You look fantastic!