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Chelle32
« on: July 19, 2007 09:00:35 PM »

So I went thrift shopping today and found this shirt.  It is a tad too small in the belly, but I really love the shirt.  Any ideas on what I can do with it.  Thanks.

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sassy-pants
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007 09:05:24 PM »

Could you add panels to the side to widen it?  That could be cute.  Good luck!  Great find.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007 09:07:03 PM »

If it's too small width wise, add some triangle on the sides of a cute contrasting fabric, or if its too small lengthwise add "trimming" you know making it look like your wearing another shirt, once again in a cute contrasting color.

OR

Make a purse, use it in a quilt, or something...

Good Luck!! Cute shirt by the way!!
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Chelle32
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007 09:09:56 PM »

Thanks.  I was thinking of adding the side panels, I'm just not that great at sewing as I forgot to mention that.  I am just seeing if there is anything else I could do.  I do really want to keep it as a shirt.  I bought it mainly for the "Shorty" on the back.  It's my nickname to everybody who knows me and was the only name my husband new me by for the first 6 months we knew each other. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2007 09:16:32 PM »

Oh, yeah, it needs some white stripes down the sides.  Very cute!
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2007 10:03:41 PM »

you could cut it open..... poke holes and then lace it up on the sides.... like.... corset style. Or using safety pins or something. You're rather limited if you don't sew...
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Chelle32
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2007 10:09:29 PM »

you could cut it open..... poke holes and then lace it up on the sides.... like.... corset style. Or using safety pins or something. You're rather limited if you don't sew...

I know I'm rather limited.  I might just have to give in and sew anyways.  I can sew, just not that well.  Thanks for the ideas.
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007 01:57:07 AM »

Well....if you only like the Shorty part, you could just cut it out and get iron-on paper and stick it on a different tee thats fit you. I mean, really...you could just as easily stencil/transfer your own "Shorty" and put it on any shirt. And you could make it with a cuter font Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007 02:27:23 AM »

like the others said try side panels. I would try white side panels, but that's just me.
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WinglessFay
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008 12:41:40 PM »

Personally, I would go with some black side panels.
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