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« on: March 04, 2006 03:12:51 AM »

So I bought two shirts last year that fit great at the store, but after one wash they just never fit right again.

They were a little too tight and a little too short.  Tonight I realized that I could turn them into one slightly bigger and slightly more stylish shirt.

The result was the following "X Shirt".  Since this was my first try, there are definitely a few flaws. In the future, I would have used a smaller needle in my sewing machine, too, as this fabric was kind hole-prone.  I'd also be more careful on each of the corners.

But, it's good for a first try, I think. At least I turned 2 shirts I never wear into 1 I might.

Heres he TUTORIAL:

First, cut out an "X" pattern in your shirt.
Then lay those pieces on top of your contrasting color.  

Use these as a pattern to cut out your "X" from the contrasting color.

Then sew together! Put right sides together and just sew away. It takes a little logic, but you'll figure it out.

Here's the final product: (it looks the same in the front and the back)

I apologize for the fuzzy picture!
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006 02:54:48 PM »

Wow, that's such a great idea. Much more unique and original than the traditional resizing method of adding side panels, that's for sure! I love the colors also!

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006 06:35:52 PM »

I agree with Maliaka.  Cool shirt!
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2006 08:47:49 PM »

I like your shirt and it was a very inovative way to resize it and make it more interesting.  Also, it is always a good experience when we learn something new from our projects.

« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2006 08:53:22 PM »

That is a great idea to make a shirt fit better, and it looks cool too! I like it!

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006 05:30:06 PM »

I did something similar to a shirt like that I bought at salvation army but I made a T instead of an X.
  and it goes on to the back too.
I like your take on it though. It came out nicely! Great minds think similarly,  no?

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006 09:45:02 PM »

Great idea! It's cute and wearable and awesome.
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006 08:54:02 PM »

A brilliant way to up-size a shirt! This must be my mantra lately, but I'm bigger than most things in my closet, but with no budget to buy new things, I'm constantly annoyed that nothing fits right or looks nice. I'm going to keep this idea in mind as I continue to swear at my many shirts that are just a bit too short or too narrow!
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