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cokiethebaby
« on: September 08, 2008 02:35:01 PM »

i bought a lot of cool printed t-shirts and most are too small, does anyone have any ideas of how i can make these larger to fit me? i have thought of cutting down the sides and with some wider strips of contrasting fabric, sew those on,,like a big vertical stripe on both sides. if anyone knows a link on here of any pics that someone else has done similar,, let me know thanks
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008 02:51:11 PM »

of course after posting this, i found a couple of pics on here of what i can do to make my shirt bigger.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008 07:09:33 PM »

Where did you look for sm to lg T-shirt recons? Or what did you type in for the search, I am in desperate need to make some shirts larger.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008 01:49:30 PM »

sorry i haven't checked my replies on here,,,i can't remember who posted some pics of their shirts on here or my search words,,,but i am looking for them for ya,,,what i did was cut my smaller shirt down the sides (for shirts from the armhole all the way to the bottom,,,i haven't done any long sleeved shirts,,maybe for those cut from the underarm on down) and just roughly measured how big of a strip of other material to use,,,i cut up some contrasting old t-shirt material,,, i sew the ends folded or "hemmed" ,,,,,then i sewed the whole  strip on my shirt from bottom up,,,,that way if my strip was to long and needed to be hemmed again it didn't matter if it matched up with the edge of the shirt cause it's under my arm,,, no one will know Grin,,,here is a photo of one of mine,,,,,hope it helps
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008 09:26:17 PM »

Yeah this is basically the same thing, but she's got in progress picks and a few other ideas.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008 08:49:29 AM »

you should check out whatthecraft.com too. They have a tute on that.
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cokiethebaby
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008 06:39:02 AM »

thanks for posting that tute link, cause i couldnt find the other one,,,,,,,i havent seen this one before,,,i liked idea of the strip going in front of the shirt, i'm going to try that one Smiley
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