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« on: July 03, 2012 07:37:01 AM »

It seems like, (maybe it's just me) that the guys have better deals and finds on cool shirts. If I want a girl fitted version of the same shirt, I have to shell out an extra 10-15 dollars?!!!  Shocked
So if I find a guys shirt I like, then I'll make my own curvy version at a cheaper price. Cheesy --I just have to invest a little "sew" time.



This one is my first reconstructed add curves shirt.


Here is a cool guys shirt, all square and no curves.


Turn it inside out.


I went a head and laid the other template from the other shirt on and traced it with a regular art "white" charcoal pencil, since I'm sewing on a black shirt.


Next cut. (I did cut on the line, b/c when I traced the template I gave my self a little space to get a good mark on the black shirt.
Then sew!


Now I use the scraps as a template for future shirts, on how much to cut.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012 01:32:48 PM »

Nice! I agree on the guys getting cool tees. This makes me want to go hunt through the mens' section at thrift store.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012 02:41:21 PM »

Nice, i do this all the time! Now if the store is out of my size, I just buy a bigger one and make it small, sometimes even before I go to school if I want to wear it that day. The way i do it, though, I sew before I cut, because then if I mess up I can just take the thread out and try again. Maybe if I made a template like you, I wouldn't have that problem lol

And you're right. Guys totally have better shirts. Girl ones are so cutsie and make me sad Sad
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012 04:46:33 AM »

I know, especially at Khols clothing stores. I always head over to the guys graphic Tshirts. lol  Grin

Nice, i do this all the time! Now if the store is out of my size, I just buy a bigger one and make it small, sometimes even before I go to school if I want to wear it that day. The way i do it, though, I sew before I cut, because then if I mess up I can just take the thread out and try again. Maybe if I made a template like you, I wouldn't have that problem lol

And you're right. Guys totally have better shirts. Girl ones are so cutsie and make me sad Sad
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012 06:04:00 AM »

Ahhh, I  hadn't thought of sewing before cutting!! Just bought a sewing machine and my first project was to shrink a men's t-shirt, however I cut the arm width too small!  Undecided As it worked out, it ended up being a short sleeve once cut to the original shoulder seem and it looks nicer than my original intention, but this definitely will be useful in future Cheesy Thank you! The guys shirts definitely get the cool designs though! I've been buying those and just dealing with the fact they're not quite the right shape until now!


Nice, i do this all the time! Now if the store is out of my size, I just buy a bigger one and make it small, sometimes even before I go to school if I want to wear it that day. The way i do it, though, I sew before I cut, because then if I mess up I can just take the thread out and try again. Maybe if I made a template like you, I wouldn't have that problem lol

And you're right. Guys totally have better shirts. Girl ones are so cutsie and make me sad Sad
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012 05:24:49 PM »

I love doing this:) Mens shirts are longer too which is good for me because i'm tall and ladies shirts are often quite short on me.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012 06:06:25 AM »

Newbie question.... I have a bernina sewing machine..... What stitch is the best for tshirts?
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012 08:05:12 AM »

Use a straight stitch and set the stitch width between two and three. Then beside that stitch you should put a zigzag stitch to make it more sturdy and stretchy. Look at the seams on a t-shirt you own and you can get a clearer picture of what i'm talking about if i dont make sense:P
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2013 09:52:33 PM »

I love getting the guy sized shirts and fitting them, the girl sizes always have cap sleeves, I like a longer sleeve.  I love the Nintendo t!
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