Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Refashioning a Too-Small Shirt
I went down to a conference for work for four days in April. I was ecstatic about some t-shirts I seen at one of the vendor’s booths but they only had small left so I got my co-worker one who is small. The last day of the conference, the vendor had just one left so I snatched it up thinking maybe I could cut it up and frame it and hang it in my cubicle or something of the sorts.
Inspiration struck after I seen Love and Laundry's reverse appliqué tutorial on a uber cute shirt. So I decided to refashion my too-small work shirt and put the design on a bigger shirt.
Here is the before pic. It’s a very tiny small shirt. I like my shirts roomy and I typically wear an XL, sometimes larger.
I picked up a plain men’s v-neck shirt from the big box store.
I cut out an oval template. My oval was 12 inches wide and because I only had standard size card stock, I cut each side of the oval and overlapped to make it the size I had on the screen. I then traced the shape on contact paper.
Sitting indian-style on the living room floor with my supplies!
I centered the contact paper shape over my graphic.
Then I cut it out. Whew, I was nervous!
I turned the shirt inside out and pinned my cut piece, right side down.
I then sewed along the circle. After my cut piece was attached, I turned the shirt right side out and CAREFULLY cut the circle out. Make sure you are only cutting the outside fabric from your new, plain shirt. We want the cut graphic to be in one piece!
Still haven’t wore it to work yet but I’m proud of it =)
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