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« on: March 27, 2008 10:09:34 PM »

My friend just gave me this bitchin' shirt which is huge and also makes my hips look frighteningly broad (granted, the pants I'm wearing don't help much either.  Also, my giant hips.)

I want to do some surgery.  I've been looking through a lot recons others have done and they're awesome, but I feel like I'm getting too old for some of the popular methods.  I'm generally pretty basic in my clothing - I don't really do ruffles, lace, etc.  Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008 01:17:20 AM »

If you want to make it a basic shirt with a slimmer fit I can suggest the following: Turn your shirt inside out put it on and pin like on my image. The sew the lines cut of and use a zigzag for the edges. After that you can cut of a part of the sleeves (red line in image). Make a zigzag around the sleeves, turn a little bit inside and use a regular stitch to make a seam. Good luck!


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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008 06:26:11 AM »

Demekah beat me to the suggestion...but I just had to say, I LOVE that shirt!  Good luck with it.

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008 08:13:59 AM »

I don't really know what your into, but there is this one tee-trans book that I'd like to direct you to. It's called "99 Ways To Cut, Sew, Trim, & Tie Your T-Shirt Into Something Special". It has 99 great shirts recons for everyone, they are more adult, some have ruffles and things, but this is the only T-Trans shirt I would ever buy because it is so great!
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008 08:43:45 AM »

 From what I can see, you might want to shorten the length (I don't think the fit is bad) and do something with the sleeves.  They're what make it look so boxy.  For myself, I'd also try to make it a v-neck.  I love v-necks and think they're flattering to almost everyone. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008 08:50:49 AM »

i would take out the collar and make it a scoopneck, but yeah, between scoop and V it depends on your preference...

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008 09:32:08 AM »

I love this shirt. Being a graphic designer, and being obsessed with typography, I think this shirt is too funny. Where did she get it? Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008 02:39:10 PM »

in order to get a good shape for the first idea, you could lay another t-shirt (that you like the fit of) over the too-big one as a model for where to mark it.

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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2008 11:03:06 PM »

This may be totally out there for your style/taste, but my sister did it to a few huge shirts:  cut along the side seams, and make 1" strips about 1 1/2" to 2" long (just long enough that you can tie them together)  It will slim the shirt down to a more form-fitting style...  Just a thought....

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