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Topic: Shirts! They can also be too small, and made bigger! (A tute!)  (Read 5770 times)
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« on: May 27, 2008 10:01:19 PM »

If you're like me, you have a drawer full of shirts ranging from 'slightly too snug on the bust' to 'wold fit an American Girl doll.'  Most tee shirt recons are for shirts that are too big, but whatever!  Shirts can also be too small.  Here are two ways I fixed this:

One way:  Shirt is all over too small.]
Gut the shirt like so and measure the length of the side, including the underarm with the sleeve.  Hem and piece of knit fabric (mine was about 4 inches wide) to that length, and repeat with other side.

If this needs a little more flair, gather the neckline and add a new neckband too!

Another way: it's just a bit tight in the bust and the tummy.  The sleeves still basically fit.

Cut tee down the middle, carefully.  Measure this lenght and hem a piece of knit fabric to fit, hemming one side flat and the other to fit with your neckline.  Mine was a V neck, so I kept it straight, but for a circular neckline i would have curved it.

Why, yes, I am pretty partial to that particular striped fabric!! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 10:11:30 PM »

Ha! This is neat Cheesy thanks for the tute, I like the style of the first one. I have been saving this red teeshirt ( way too tight) for months because I love the color too much to get rid of it Tongue maybe I'll do something like this Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 10:26:39 PM »

hey good thinking  Wink i have tons of tees that i should try this on.  i have huge boobs so tees tend to be extra little on me  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008 11:18:13 PM »

Oooooh!  Squeal!  I love that yellow one!  And I like that you were able to get the orange at the bottom on both sides, too. That touch along with the great neckband make that tee drool-worthy!
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008 02:10:14 AM »

Great ideas I love them!
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008 03:04:23 AM »

That is SO clever!! good job Smiley i always keep old clothes, i feel guilty of getting rid of them so this is perfect for me lol!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008 03:53:32 AM »

love the shirts .have a few i need to do .save some money for gas
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008 04:11:51 AM »

 Smiley What a terrific idea! 
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008 04:22:38 AM »

What a great idea!  I seem to be having the opposite problem (for once in my life) and all my tshirts are now too big thanks to losing 41 lbs so far.  But now I know how I can make itty bitty ones big enough for me.  Thanks! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008 04:34:02 AM »

Yours definitely look better than the attempts I've made along those lines.  I'll have to give it another try.  Smiley 
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008 05:36:14 AM »

Very cool work. Your first shirt is brilliant! & the second one very sweet. I'm inspired to "enlarge" my Harry Potter OOTP freebie shirt now. Thank you so much.
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008 05:40:58 AM »

nice work doll! and btw you look fabulous congratulations!!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008 08:19:59 AM »

that is fantastic, such a simple solution. You may have saved half my wardrobe. If only you could tell me how to get out all the grease and paint stains, I'd be all set!
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2008 12:03:24 PM »

That's terrific. I'll remember this the next time I have a too-small t-shirt (I threw all of them out)!
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2008 02:53:40 PM »

Great ideas!  Thanks for sharing the tut.

Your shirts are so cute!  I love the gathering on the neck of the yellow one.
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2008 03:47:53 PM »

you are so cute, i love the pictures Smiley
and what a great idea!!!! i did somethin similar with a hoodie that was too tight on the bust.
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2008 04:30:06 PM »

You are TOO smart for your own good!!! Clever craftster you!
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