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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2006 01:23:30 AM »

Will this work for massively massive t shirts too?
Usually when i resize shirts, i'm just having to sew in the waist a bit, or whatever, but i have this humoungous t-shirt with a really neat logo on the back that i'm dying to resize, but am scared of ruining it.
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2006 01:11:11 PM »

Flammable_feline:  I have done it on t-shirts, but I'm not sure how humongous you are talking about.  The only real issue with this method is that the sleeves may start somewhere further down on your arm instead of right after your shoulder. 

The way it sits on the shoulders when you try it on will be the same after you resize it.  My suggestion is to try it on inside out and pin it how you will be taking it in.  That should give you the best idea of what it'll look like.
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2006 01:34:33 AM »

I'll give it a go.... after exams.. Lips sealed
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2006 09:20:34 AM »

Yeah I'ma  lazy crafter too!! or More-so i don't have patience or a sewing machine. Less sewing= better for me! ^.^

very good strategy though

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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2006 03:07:22 PM »

eh, i would have to say this really only works for shirts that ALMOST fit but might be too big in some places...or where you wont really see the underarm seam distaster. This really doesnt work very well for t shirts, i used to do it, and nobody was ever like "wow your shirt looks weird," but really, the seams on a t shirt are like...already on the middle of your arm, why make it worse? haha.

Id say this is definitely a case by case basis thing...although i wouldnt call it lazy. Ive found that experimenting and making a simple t shirt sleeve pattern that i can use over and over again works wonders.

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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2006 07:41:52 PM »

I do this to resize all my shirts. It works super fast and I like how they turn out.
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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2006 07:48:12 PM »

I was wondering, you know how a serger like cuts of the excess fabric, at least the one I used in home ec did. Could you skip the cutting of fabric and just draw out the line and then sew?
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2008 12:19:53 PM »

Thanks for the tot.
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