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Picture of tshirt refactoring: analogous color rugby
While at the local discount store, I was admiring the colors of some of the very inexpensive tshirts and how peacefully the colors got along with each other.

When I was a kid, rugby shirts were very much in fashion and I desperately loved them.  They spoke of vibrant health, an active sporting lifestyle, extroversion, team acceptance, but at the time they were genuinely too expensive for our family budget...

I guess I still have latent fondness for rugby shirts to this day, but there seems to be an unwritten law in the rugby making trade that the stripes have to be contrasty and disagreeable.

Why are there no analogous colored rugby shirts?

Let's make one.

Step 1: Materials

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I bought three very inexpensive tshirts in my favorite colors, all the same size and maker.    3 * 3.50
Scissors
scissor sharpener (recommended)
sewing machine
chalk
tsquare
straight edge



Step 2: Mark the stripes

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Begin by deciding on the size and regularity of the stripes.

Straighten out the hem of the bottom of the shirt and lay it as flat as you can get it to lay.

Mark chalk lines where you will cut the stripes out.

Step 4: Organize the stripes

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Choosing from the three sets of stripes, organize them back into the tshirt shape you want.  Follow your feel-good-o-meter.

You have to be mindful of the neck to armpit area, getting that right, but after that, it's tubes all the way down.  You could even make a very long dress out of this, but I didn't feel like going there.

Step 5: Sew the stripes back together

Right sides together, sew the stripes back together in the new order.

When finished, you may have to adjust the hems on the sleeves if things didn't line up.



Step 6: Finis

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It looks silly on my husband but we both agree it looks good on me somehow.  Maybe because it is something I wanted.

However, I have a dread of being photographed, so..  he is the spokesmmodel for this one today

 
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How fun! You liked up all the seams awesomely! So did you make those 3 shirts into 3 more shirts?
foobear (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
I think that's possible sure. Why not. =). Thanks for the feature!
Cool! Great idea
foobear (author)  scoochmaroo1 year ago
hey thank you!