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Monday, October 3rd, 2011
1:09 pm
Made more shirts!
Here are a couple of shirts you guys might like.  While I don't have any tutorials to post, I am happy to answer any questions about a specific part of the process.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
9:56 am
Merebeth's Closet is Online with New Shirts!
Hi y'all! I've got several new shirts to share.  These are all reconstructed from used T shirts.  Let me know what you think!



Sewing is easy, shamelss self promotion is hard work!!

Monday, October 11th, 2010
12:19 am
Интернет Ярмарка TARG.com.ua Редкие и волшебные вещи
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The largest Ukrainian fair things handmade invites!

Free registration: http://targ.com.ua/personal/register.php
Frequently asked questions about the Fair http://targ.com.ua/faq/
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
4:36 pm
Perhaps not so unusual?
Dear Rocket T-shirt Surgery patrons:

For years I have had this T-shirt that I've wanted to wear out clubbing, but it didn't fit properly. I knew what I wanted to do with it, but the material is not the highest of quality and the shirt itself is nigh irreplaceable now. So, if I messed up in my experiment, I would be a sad SPOOn.

Unfortunately I seem to have the opposite problem that most TSS techniques solve: My shirt is too small and I would like it to be bigger.

I've already taken all of the seams out in hopes that I could put in Fishnet panels and sleeves, but as I was pinning that together I realized it would not be the best fix. I considered Tshirt panels, but again the material in question is quite chinsy compared to the fabric I have.

Picture of said shirtCollapse )

So... What would you do?

Thanks for your time!

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
3:29 pm
Check out all new shirts a few skirts all made from T Shirts!!!!

Monday, July 27th, 2009
3:29 pm
i want to rip my band shirts
so i'm getting really sick of looking like a boy in my band tshirts.
does anyone have any advice on how i can rip them, or cut them so they are original and somewhat sexy?
any advice or picture e.g. 's would be a big help! thank you!
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
3:01 am

Threadless is having a $5 tshirt sale! Dont miss out! Get all your favorite tshirts for $5!!! Great deal!
Link to the sale
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
10:48 am
Surgery advice needed!
So I know this is t-shirt surgery...but maybe some of you here have lapsed into pants surgery as well, as I have... 

So I bought a great pair of pin-stripe jeans the other day for $8 (yesssss, post-holidays clearance!).  I love them, but they're a little low-rise for my taste.  I know it makes me sound like a prude, but I just have an irrational fear of my butt-crack showing. 

Does anyone have some advice or ideas for how to make jeans slightly less low-rise?  I was thinking of transplanting parts from an old pair of black jeans, somehow adding a band of fabric and adding another button...?  I have a sewing machine (and heavy-duty needles for denim). 
Sunday, November 30th, 2008
11:46 pm
Does anyone have any ideas??
I have a dress shirt that is too big. I want to keep it looking nice. Its for a holiday party coming up. Its long sleeve see through red lace sleeves. the rest is red lace too but has this attached silky material under it. Hope that makes since, since I don't have a camera. Thanks in advance
Monday, October 20th, 2008
2:16 am
OK so I've been lurkin a LOOOOONG while.  I have finally joined up. So Hi!  I am glad to be out of the shadows!  I am so technologically retarded, it isn't funny.  So, if I do something that upsets you, please be nice! 
Anyway I wanted to show you my new top! 

Here are my wings! They are detachable, so I can clip them to my bra strap and wear them with a scooped back tank!

For some reason, they don't sell grommet tape in bright green, so I had to hand insert all the grommets the old fashioned way. With a GIANT MALLET!

Current Mood: intimidated
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
2:17 pm

I'm new to the group but I made this a long time ago.. I was dancing in a bat-mitzvah and they gave us t-shirts and said we could do w/e we wanted to them
BackCollapse )Back.

The front just looks like a fitted halter top
Monday, September 22nd, 2008
6:26 pm
attention: plz help
I'm working at an atlanta brewery, and was hoping someone around in these comms was in atl, cuz i have a t-shirt i really just want made smaller and w/a scoop neck probably. if anyone could help, i would pay, cuz i don't have a sewing machine, and i'd really like something that would last longer than hand sewing, thx. this will be cross posted, sry.
Sunday, August 17th, 2008
1:37 pm

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
7:03 pm
making a regular shirt go off the shoulder..help

bought this shirt from express, http://www.express.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=680&parentCategoryId=2&categoryId=9&subCategoryId=11

check it outt!
im trying to figure out, how to make it go off the shoulder,
any ideas?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
8:19 pm
I'm new!
Ah! Okay... i do everything by hand... so i tend to cheat a little and it doesn't always come out to good. I'm sort of against modified tshirts... but i made a bag once. It came out out cute.

I took an old band tee and cut it along the sides and shoulders so the sleves were off, and i was left with two completely unattached squares of fabric

Sew the bottoms together...

Then sew buttons, and cut holes along the sides so that you can button it up... use lots of funky buttons that are all different sizes and don't exactly match...

Sew on funky straps.

:] It's frickin awesome.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
3:50 pm
tons of tshirts, no sewing machine! *lame*
first time poster...

i have a issue on my hands...

i have tons of (like 30+) t-shirts in my closet that i don't wear anymore (i went working a "mall" job to a "professional" office job) but i would like to do things to/with but since i don't have a sewing machine, it makes it tough/ long to do a project of any kind. does anyone have any ideas for easy hand sewing re-con ideas? i don't want to trash these shirts but putting them up on craigslist or ebay might be the end route.

thanks a bunch.

Friday, July 11th, 2008
4:17 am
banksy bomb-hugger and batman
so i just recently got into stenciling. i made myself a shirt and one for my boyfriend. these are my very first attempts at stenciling. tell me what you think :)

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
8:01 pm
My first ever Recon!!
I joined Livejournal just so I could join this community!
Before:                After:

Thanks for Looking!!

Current Mood: bouncy
Friday, June 20th, 2008
5:40 pm
First project, I'm quite proud.
It's a pretty basic one.
Cut off the neck, sleeves, as well as trim the sides and sew it together again.

I cut up a shirt that was way too big on me and made it fit my sister.

Teh picsCollapse )

She's very happy with it.
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