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Topic: To large T-shirt and other clothing what to do? help please?  (Read 572 times)
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« on: June 23, 2010 11:15:49 AM »

So I bought a shirt and its to large I'll explain with the photos
See the problem is its Waaaaaayyyyyyy to big so how do I make it fit w/o ruining it? I just got it saterday
This is one that I like its snug but long think it needs any adjusting?
This one I love as is but my mom doesn't its similar to the one above its snug but long any suggestions how to make both me and my mom happy with this one?
These 6 is there any saving them? or should I good will them? the red turtle neck the sleeves are too short now
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a136/goodcharlotte09189/DSC04274.jpg (this one I got as a hand me down and rarely ware it)
the pants are too big any idea how to find/make a belt to make them fit?

Please and thank you with ideas
« Last Edit: June 23, 2010 12:38:37 PM by AnimeDYIer » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010 11:52:50 AM »

A really simple way to get those too large shirts to fit better is to turn the shirt inside out and put it on. Look in a mirror and start pinching at the side seams and decide how you want it to look. Pin (or have someone help you) a few inches in all the way around, trying to keep your sides even. You can also take in the sleeves and armpits at the same time. You can decide how loose or tight to go. It's a good way to make a unisex T-shirt a bit more hourglass shaped.

Carefully take the pinned shirt off (ya know, with out stabbing your self), and mark out an even seam. You'll sew just 2 lines, one on each side. Start from the bottom hem, up to the bust, and into the sleeve. Think of this seam as a candy cane shape. Sew along this line with a basting stitch (thats a stitch that you don't back-tack and with a wide stitch length). Try it on. If it's too large, start over with pinching and fitting, and sew a tighter seam. If it fits, sew that line with a final stitch, and cut off the excess. You don't need to worry about the raw edges as T-shirts won't fray. You can make it more sturdy by catching the raw edges in a long zig-zag stitch.

As for that black and white shirt, with the large pattern all over the front, if you make it smaller you'll loose some of the pattern. I'd say cut the neck into a boat neck, and cut the sleeves down a few inches. Just let these edges roll naturally. Then wear it with black leggings or dark skinny jeans and a wide black belt.

Also I think that tight sweater is cute, would be great with a solid colored shirt and skirt, forget your mom.
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010 12:36:06 PM »

Thank you
and I cleared it up so all the font is ontop of the pic the shirt my mom isn't fond of is the death note one (the black and white with the print on it) the tight sweater were both eh about and I may end up giving it away but I want ppl's opion first
« Last Edit: June 23, 2010 12:44:43 PM by AnimeDYIer » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010 05:48:52 PM »

That stripey cardigan sweater would make AWESOME sweater boots!

And I know a guy who would totally steal that Naruto shirt and run away giggling like a girl.

Check out the Generation T website and What the Craft


« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010 06:37:06 PM »

Hmm swater boots sounds cool how would I do that?

and thats for the links
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010 07:37:15 PM »

Just type "sweater boots" in the search box near the top right corner of this (and any Craftster) page Cheesy You'll have to check out like, allllll the pages, because for some reason the search tool is way gimpier than I remember it being and keeps bringing up stuff by most-recent as opposed to most-relevant (as far as I can tell).

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