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Topic: While the rest of my campus was drunk, I was altering a shirt.  (Read 1453 times)
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« on: July 16, 2006 07:06:16 PM »

Ivies is the big party weekend at Bowdoin College, but I am not a partyer.  As I was on Campus Activities Board, I sold Ivies T-shirts and bought one myself.  They ran out of smalls, so I had to get a medium, which was huge on me (it was a mens' Hanes Beefy-T).  I tried shrinking it the Saturday morning of Ivies before OK Go played on our quad (!!!), but to no avail.  I ended up chopping it up and gathering the sleeves and it looked pretty cute.  Once I got home for the summer and therefore back to my sewing machine, I fixed it up a bit.

(please excuse my camera making things weird colors.)

All I did was cut off all the hems and left them raw so they'd roll.  I put in side seams so the shirt would fit better (which was difficult because of my big shoulders!).  I folded the shirt in half lengthwise and cut off the collar, not realizing that I would lose the top of the text on the back. 

Once I had chopped the hems off the sleeves, the armholes were really big, so I sewed them up so you couldn't see my armpit through the hole.  Much classier now.  I ended up having to redo the gathering stitch and I love the result:

And, finally, this is me with it on:

I've been told that I fitted (fit?) it weird, so it makes me look fat, but I think that's me being poochy around the middle, not the shirt.  I have faith in my crap sewing skills!  I think the color and leaf theme, combined with the sleeves, makes the shirt look a little impish and I love it.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2006 07:23:22 PM »

ooh i love the sleeves
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006 06:58:31 AM »

I like it. And much more brain-cell friendly way of spending the weekend.  Wink Cheesy

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