Curvy/busty babes...do not fear! If your fav T shirt is too small, or they just don't carry your size...you can perform transplant surgery...and it looks KEY-OOT!
I have a friend who loves her Elvira Mistress of the Dark shirt, but can't wear it anymore. So she sent it to meh, and I performed z surgeries on it! It is now an adorable T shirt with a V neckline and gathered sleeves.
First, I traced the outline of a 2X T shirt onto some red leopard fabric, minus the neckline part and the sleeves. It kinda looks like a long rectangle and has no sleeves or neck line. Make sure you include the armhole edges though. I just folded the sleeves back on the seam line and cut along that seam line on my new shirt.
I cut out the basic shirt and sewed up the side seams and the shoulder seams (NOT THE ARM HOLES).
I gathered the arm hole edges (which in the case of a 2X size t shirt is long enough to make a sort of sleeve since the arm hole goes past your armpits) with a basting stitch, and then sewed the gathers in. I think maybe next time I will just ruche with elastic though. That way it will have stretch. But you could even skip this step and it will be cute.
I cut the neckline the way I like it on the front and back.
I added grey bias tape on the neck edge. The grey tape matches the grey in the Elvira material.
Cut out the design on the too-small-tshirt
Transfer it to your T with some of the wonderful stitch-witchery (no-sew hem tape).
Sew around the applique as close to the edges as possible. But you can leave a very small seam allowance.
I folded the seam allowance out so it stands straight up like a fringe, then distressed the edges with my snips to make the applique blend onto the new shirt better, (and it hides the seam too) then washed it.
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