Login or register to post.
Login to reply  Page: « < 1 of 1 > »
26 Feb 2014 - 11:52111602
Shirt help?
Hello everyone!

Does anyone know what a shirt like this is called, and whether it would be possible to adapt a regular shirt into this? I have a few ideas, but so far the most reliable option seems to be sewing from scratch, which I'd like to avoid if possible. I know quite a few characters have shirts like this, so I'm sure someone must know what it is?

(If you do know how to make one from scratch, that'd be helpful too.)

Thank you in advance!



Last edited by Mouseling (26 Feb 2014 - 12:05)
26 Feb 2014 - 12:14111603
That's just a lace-up shirt. Some might call it a lace-up collarless peasant shirt.

You can make one of these with four rectangles of fabric.
I can't find an online tute, but here's the basics:
Hem the short edges of the rectangles first.
Arrange them in a cross with a hole in the centre and overlapping corners.
Sew them together diagonally at the overlap, trimming the excess fabric. You should now have a sort of tabard.
Fold vertically in half. You should get a T-shape with the hole at the top. Then sew the edges.
When done cut a "v" at the neck. Hem and make holes for the laces (maybe use eyelets to make it neat).

I can probably do you some pics when I get home tonight if that doesn't make much sense.


__________________
26 Feb 2014 - 13:08111604
Oooh, thank you so much! I knew there must be an easy name for it. I think I can work with that description, but if taking pictures is easy for you that would definitely be a great help


26 Feb 2014 - 23:33111620
I actually used the pattern to make a priest's robe, but the original was a shirt XD

Here's my scrappy MSPaint version of the guide:




__________________
27 Feb 2014 - 01:06111622
To adapt from a regular t-shirt or sweatshirt you can cut a triangle out of the collar, hem, put 2 eyelets either side of the v and get a length of suede or leather thong/chord to lace through them.


27 Feb 2014 - 10:23111627
Quote Pudding:
To adapt from a regular t-shirt or sweatshirt you can cut a triangle out of the collar, hem, put 2 eyelets either side of the v and get a length of suede or leather thong/chord to lace through them.


That would be even easier XD


__________________
28 Feb 2014 - 12:50111645
Thank you both so much! This has saved me an awful lot of hassle


Login to reply  Page: « < 1 of 1 > »