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You might remember the fun Yards and Yards of Yard Sales shopping spree where I found this cool (but floppy) T-Shirt! You know how I love a good T-Shirt makeover!
What do you think?
I love having a new graphic T!
I found a pattern review at Susie Homemaker (or so I think) . (What a great name for a blog!) Then I found an Ah - MAY - ZING tutorial at Family Ever After by Abby at Sew Much Ado .
And so the adventure begins. I documented the whole thing.
Ummm... Some of my pictures are not in focus. EESH!
I begin by laying the floppy T as flat as possible.
Then I placed a Tshirt that I like on top. Since most of the bulk will be cut from the shoulder, I want to see how much to cut. OK. 'Looks like quite a bit of fabric up there on those shoulders, but not enough to just cut straight across the top.
Here's where the pictures go wrong. 'Sorry for the drawings.
If you can see the green line, the collar and sleeves were whacked and about one inch was cut from the shoulders.
Since this will be a boat neck, I need a straighter line across the neck. Using my handy dandy yard stick and chalk, I drew a line from the middle of the shoulder to the edge of the cut collar. (I hope you can see the purple lines on the drawing.)
Then I cut along that purple line. 'Got the idea?
Next, a 5/8 inch seam was made across each shoulder. The seams were ironed. Beginning on the edge of the shoulder, I top stitched 1/4 inch across the entire front and then across the entire back. This made the shoulder nice and tidy and also hemmed the top.
This shirt was pretty big on me. I took a 5/8 inch seam on each side, then trimmed away the extra fabric. The sleeves were cut to fit and sewn back in place.
I'm diggin' the boat neck,
and the length.
It definitely screams "M A R C I"! Hey, that's me! ;-) -Marci
BTW... This is what I wore to a car show. One of our neighbors has some kind of fancy Corvette. It was fun to look at cars and visit with friends, but I really don't know a thing about cars.
Lots of people complimented my cool, new, graphic, boat neck T! It was a good day! ;-) -Marci