Team Leaders
Team Stream
Filter Stream:
Go

Team Stats
Total SparkPoints:
1,098,940
Total Fitness Minutes:
807,114
Apr 2014 SparkPoints:
14,284
Apr 2014 Minutes:
14,634
See Team Leaderboards
See Category Leaderboards


Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team10914forum


  Team Forum
Fit Fabric Fanatics

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC:   Mens Button Down Shirt & T-Shirt 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


DOINITRIGHT2012
DOINITRIGHT2012's Photo Posts: 809
8/30/12 10:34 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I have made lots of costumes that require quick changes and often add zippers to a faux front. For example, when making Shakespearian gowns, all the lacing and eyelets are permanent, where as I place a hidden zipper underneath to enable to actress to change quickly. This may be an option for the dress shirts. I would try a faux button front with snaps sewn underneath, unless your grandson likes the look of western wear, where snaps are the norm.

As for the Tees, Duluth is a wonderful place for long tails. I highly recommend it.

Best of luck to you.

North Central, PA
Daylight Savings Time

NOW is the time, HERE is the place


 April Minutes: 0
 
0
375
750
1125
1500


GRANDMA125212
GRANDMA125212's Photo Posts: 4,154
8/6/12 9:23 A

Community Team Member

GRANDMA125212's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I might try snaps. They will help the ripping (maybe) and you won't have to put buttons on. I tried this once and it worked well. I took a night shirt patter that called for buttons; however my husband uses a t-shirt and wanted the shirt to wear when it got cold. It worked out great, but it will cost a shirt if it doesn't work with your grandson. I would recommend going to a thrift store for shirts to try it out first.

The possibilities always outnumber the problems.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kristie



 April Minutes: 800
 
0
275
550
825
1100


JULESMOM55
JULESMOM55's Photo SparkPoints: (9,732)
Fitness Minutes: (5,022)
Posts: 855
7/27/12 10:20 A

JULESMOM55's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You can actually buy T-shirth that are extra long. They're made for plumbers and contractors and can be purchased through Duluth Trading Company. They aren't cheap, but you could get a couple until you cna make some. they are called Longtail T-shirts and are 3" longer than standard ones.

They have a web site but I don't know how to add links. It's www.duluthtrading.com





Edited by: JULESMOM55 at: 7/27/2012 (10:22)
~ Kathy


 Pounds lost: 23.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74


-SHAWN-
-SHAWN-'s Photo Posts: 25,246
3/10/12 7:24 P

Community Team Member

Send Private Message
Reply
Well I've only used a sewing machine a few of times in my life (way back when).

Now my brain injured grandson lives with me, he can't button up shirts, and when he wants to take a shirt off - rrrip!

He is only 12 years old and is already 5'8" tall. He will be about 6'5" when he reaches his full height.

I need to make or alter ONE shirt pattern (then I can easily make the same shirt over and over), that can be used for long and short sleeves.

I will sew on buttons (for looks only), then sew on Velcro... yes?
So lots of fusing so the Velcro doesn't rip the shirt over time or?

And then I need to make his T-Shirts, or buy them and sew on an additional 6" at the bottom?
Any advice emoticon



 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Fit Fabric Fanatics General Team Discussion Forum Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10914x47009721

Review our Community Guidelines