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« on: June 06, 2013 03:40:27 PM »

I tend to sew my own t-shirts because with my bust, a lot of shirts just end up too short.  Even if they fit in the store, after a couple of washes they get shorter, even if I'm careful with their care.

I have this lime green tank top that I've only worn a few times.  It's way too short.  I also had some scrap of this adorable bird fabric.  I used it to lengthen the shirt and added a small bird applique.

Here's the before:


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A closer look at the applique:
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013 06:08:42 PM »

What an adorable idea!  I have a lot of the same issues with tops. 
Is the bird fabric a knit as well?
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013 06:21:42 PM »

What an adorable idea!  I have a lot of the same issues with tops. 
Is the bird fabric a knit as well?

It is.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013 02:19:56 PM »

why DO the shirts seem to "get shorter" over time??? it drives me insane  Huh

do clothing makes use low quality cotton or something?

the worst part is, i start second guessing myself by assuming i must be gaining weight, when really my shirts are actually just shrinking  Angry
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013 03:17:34 PM »

It definitely has to do with inferior cotton, or so I'd believe. Inexpensive 'fashion' cotton does that. Kind of how if I wear Forever 21 pants (which I don't anymore), they are sung when I buy them then totally loose and falling off after an hour.
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