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Topic: fix for a too small tshirt, or <ahem> sweaty armpits  (Read 223526 times)
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« on: August 24, 2008 01:33:11 PM »

Some time ago I bought a white t-shirt at Michaels because you always need white t-shirts and they were cheap.  Brought it home, pulled it on, and it was way too small.  Tight around the rib cage, really tight around the arms.  I figured I'd do something with it and it was thrown into the "I'll get around to it" pile.

Few weeks ago I'm looking through my fabric stash and realize the floral knit I used to make a dress a while back (it's somewhere on craftster) would be perfect to enlarge the shirt.  I cut out the side seams and serged in a panel of fabric on each side and, voila, the shirt fits.



I LOVE that floral knit and wanted to use it on something else so I continue to dig around in my drawers.  Now I have a rather unlady-like amount of pit sweat and those thin tissue tees can't ever hold up and eventually become rags.  I have a teal tshirt that was getting close to retirement for this reason and I cut out the underarms and side of the shirt and serged in the panels. 



So that whole story might be TMI, but I figured there must be other "active" people out there like me who have some shirts they'd like to save. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008 01:39:42 PM »

the teal one is super cute!
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008 01:43:55 PM »

these are great. now i'm totally wishing i didn't just throw out a buncha too small t-shirts.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008 01:44:20 PM »

great idea and good job! Living in Texas, I know about pit stains too:-\
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2008 01:56:59 PM »

What a great fix!
It's not TMI, it's...PAI (Perfect Amount of Information) lol I know I wouldn't have thought of this remedy for sweat stains!
Nice work Wink

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008 02:33:32 PM »

I really like these!  What a great save for too small or sweaty t-shirts!


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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008 02:44:09 PM »

What a freakin' great idea.

I, too, perspire a bit much for the female persuasion. What a great way to breathe new life into old, armpit-sad shirts. I'm also getting close to having my first baby, and am definitely considering doing this to a few of the shirts I know I won't be fitting into any time soon, so I can have some new, non-maternity stuff to wear as my belly starts to shrink.

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008 03:05:57 PM »

What a good idea, they turned out so cute! Great job.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008 03:12:05 PM »

that's a great idea, i did that with a hoodie, because it shrink or i gain weight Cheesy
the fabric you used is very pretty
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008 03:23:02 PM »

what a good idea! really is a nice touch to a plain colored shirt
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