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« on: February 05, 2011 08:35:22 AM »

First post in a while. Mostly been admiring other people's work of alte, too lazy to post my own.

This morning was wet and blustery. My bike had a puncture. I decided to forgo walking to my knitting group, on the condition that I finally resize a giant t-shirt I was given some time ago.

I like resizing t-shirts because the stretchy fabric means the sizing is incredibly forgiving. If you get it roughly to your shape it will stretch or cling to accommodate you. My normal method is to put a t-shirt that fits me well over the shirt I'm resizing and trace it. I couldn't find my tailors chalk today so I used pins.

For the sleeves in this case, I pinned and sewed along to where the sleeves of the red t-shirt started. I then added a few more reinforcing stitches perpendicular to this line of stitches to stop them unraveling when I cut the neckline. I then just cut from where one line of the stitches finished to where the ones on the other side began, to achieve the boat-neck/off the shoulder look I wanted.

This shirt came out exactly like I wanted. So pleased.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011 01:54:24 PM »

That looks really good! I love long shirts like that. Does it tend to fall down off you? I would think with it being that long and precariously balanced on your shoulders, it might be hard to wear out... am I wrong?

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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011 02:36:19 PM »

oh that looks lovely! I love the off-the-shoulder thingie. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011 03:26:10 AM »

Thanks guys! Mizua, I wore it all day yesterday, and so far, no problems with falling off the shoulder. As you can kind of see, it's sitting on the upper bit of my shoulder, the neckline isn't wide enough to fall down over the whole shoulder. I have made similar tops where I've cut the neckline too wide, and yes,m they tend to fall down a bit too far. In that case, I usually sew some straps on. This one was just right though. Smiley
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