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Topic: fix for a too small tshirt, or <ahem> sweaty armpits  (Read 238708 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2008 10:01:43 PM »

now that is a GREAT idea!  my favorite white shirt, which looks just like your teal one, was almost to the can't-hide-the-wears stage, and you definitely just saved it! 

and to anyone that knows a possibility--i second the alternative to serger question, for the same reason      : (  .  Would it work with a french seam, or would that be too thick in your opinions?

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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2008 10:03:31 PM »

Genius! I have so many shirts to do this to now!!  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2008 12:58:13 AM »

I did this to a pair of too-small pants once!  I LOVE that fabric too.
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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2008 03:35:29 AM »

These shirts look great.  I love the idea of a surprise of color... (and being a fellow "active" girl, this is a really great idea!)
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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2008 04:04:52 AM »

i love this idea ! i might even do this to tees that do fit  ! Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2008 04:38:30 AM »

Amen to that, sista!
I hear ya, and have the same problem - great idea!!!
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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2008 06:34:16 AM »

Super cool idea!  Looks fab!  My daughter is 8 and is a little chunky (i say that out of love Wink) and have a terrible time finding clothes that fit.  Shes gotta bunch of t-shirts that dont fit anymore...now I just have to learn how to sew! Shocked
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2008 06:42:41 AM »

Thanks for all the comments!  I'm glad so many people can get some use out of this idea.

If you don't have a serger, you can use the zig-zag stitch on your regular machine (it will allow stretch in the material).  Sometimes you have to play with the tension settings a bit. 

I've been reading that "Sew U: Home Stretch" book about sewing knits by Wendy of Built by Wendy and it's been really helpful as to understanding knits.  She has a section on using your regular sewing machine and recommends the zig-zag stitch.  My serger is actually my boyfriend's mom's old machine that she's somewhat permanently loaned to me.  Smiley  That's the best way to get one.
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2008 08:02:40 AM »

Wonderful idea! You just saved a very large heap of tshirts that I have left over from high school that have been sitting in my closet corner from the long road to rag-hood Smiley
I wonder if those of us who are still dreaming of even having a normal sewing machine could hand sew this kind of thing together. X-files marathon and repenting for a pit-stain filled past seem to be in my near future. hehe. But no, seriously, hand sewing? Any one have ideas?
(Oh - and mouthwash, seriously?!? lol! That's great.)
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2008 08:16:00 AM »

What an awesome idea, I love it!!!!!
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