To the many clothing/sewing genius' out there in Craftsters,
I have 7 XL mens tshirts that I am aiming to turn into tshirt dresses. However, I am basically completely useless with a sewing machine as I am completely new to it.
I am fine with ripping stitches out of things and doing mock-ups but when it comes to the real thing it comes out all scrappy with rubbish stitching.
This is one of my delightful humungeous tshirts
Anyway. Just a few vague questions, but any newbie info would be frickin AWESOME.
1. What is the best stitching for new seams? (I dont have a serger) Is it just a straight stitch or something to do with zig-zags and pinking the edges.
2. I want to put contrasting ribbing on the outside but I have no idea how to do it. Any help?
3. I'm trying to change the shape with the minimum of cutting into the original fabric, especially the neckline. Does anyone know any tutorials or sneaky little tricks to make this a reality?
Thank you for any help whatsoever, Anything is appreciated.