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Topic: HELP! WORK SHIRT is XL - I'm a SMALL!!  (Read 1542 times)
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« on: March 22, 2006 12:01:21 PM »

I work at a museum and typically I am in my office in a suit. But our Director thought it would be fun to do something "special" for an event we have an Saturday. He bought "STAFF" t-shirts in XL.

I can do anything with this shirt, but I've never done a project like this before and I don't own a sewing machine (I know, I know ...), but this shirt is so HUGE that it looks like a nightshirt or a dress. HELP! I need it to look somewhat stylish!!!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006 12:23:44 PM »

Here is a link for one type of shirt:  http://www.deborahmerlo.com/diy/archives/000056.html

But, did you do a search here?  Just use the search bar at the top of the page.  If all else fails, just scan previous posts.  There's always someone doing a reconstructed tee!

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006 12:37:28 PM »


Except this forum full of ideas you may want to look at:




hope this helps, good luck ;-)
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2006 01:59:34 PM »

you could:

- cut off the sleeves, and wear it with a waist cinching belt and a cardigan or a shrug overtop; or

- trace one of your good fitting tshirts on top of the staff shirt, cut it, sew the sides by hand, which would suck and sew a nice little lace trim or something where the sleeves would go to make it cute; or

- cut out the logo and sew it by hand on to one of your good fitting shirts that is the same color as the staff one.

- or be a rebel and not wear it. stick it to the man. nah just kidding.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2006 04:30:48 PM »

try www.WhatTheCraft.com
there are a lot of tutorials for reconstructing a t-shirt.  hoodie, off-shoulder top, tube top, etc.

« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2006 08:20:56 AM »

You could find a small shirt in the same color. And stencil STAFF on it, It would deffinatly be easier than re-sewing it. And cheeper cuz youll just need a little paint, As opposed to a sewing machine. Or spending all that time hand sewing something it sounds like youll only wear once.

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