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There's Hope For Those Baggy T-Shirts
My daughter bought me a T-shirt. It was one for the new company for which I am selling products. We had a company event and I wanted to wear the shirt....HOWEVER...I just lost 17 inches between my ribs, waist, and hips! The shirt was HUGE!!! Was there ANY hope for this shirt? What was I going to do?
There IS Hope For A Baggy Shirt!
I remembered seeing somewhere online, of course, that cutting a T-shirt could make it fit. How could that be possible? I didn't have time to search and any idea where to look to begin, but I did know that I would NEVER wear this shirt this big. So, I grabbed the scissors, mentally closed my eyes (note I said mentally) and began to to cut! I knew I would need it shorter so I started there. I cut 6 inches off the bottom of the shirt. Then I snipped the crew collar and cut around it as evenly as possible. Empowered by the scissors, I folded the shirt in half with fold at the center front. I began about 4 inches from the neck and cut a triangular neckline moving toward the shoulder seams.
I slipped on the T-shirt and was amazed at the transformation! How exciting! There WAS hope after all!
Next Step: Sleeves
The next thing I needed to work on was the sleeves. I didn't have much time. The clock was rolling fast toward the time we needed to leave! The sleeves were almost down to my elbow and loose enough to get both arms into one! I decided something simple would be best for now. I folded the sleeves with the center top at the fold. I took the scissors and cut along the fold all the way to the shoulder seam. I took the edges and tied them into a small knot. This brought the sleeves to a fitted bottom with a cold shoulder look. I was good for now!
But.....I wondered....was there more help out there?? I was sure there was!
My Suggestion For T-Shirt Cutting Tips!
Cutting T-shirts Are Art!
I managed to pull it off just fine! However, when I got back home, the first thing I did was google a way to cut my T-shirt to fit! I came up with several different sites and MANY ways to cut my shirt!! There were styles from comfy to cute to trampy! Something for EVERYONE!!
I did happen to find one young lady's videos that made more sense and easier work of copying her creations. She took the time to show how and explain. Good job salinabear!! Please take a moment, watch the video and subscribe! She has earned it! I am looking forward to shaping and creating some shirts that I will actually wear!! I have NEVER liked the T-shirt fit, but salinabear will help me fix that!!! I am pulling out my old T-shirts to practice on, but I am confident that I will be wearing new creations soon!! I will add pics!
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