I bought this t-shirt for Mike a while ago as part of Threadless' $5 grab bag deal. You just pick the size and style (guy or girl), pay $5, and they send you a random t-shirt. We each got a different one, and this was his. Needless to say, he wasn't very thrilled. It's just been sitting in his closet ever since.
When we dressed like zombies for Halloween a few weeks ago, this shirt got pulled out of the dresser along with a few other castaways while searching for the perfect getup. I happen to like the shirt, but it was pretty huge, and I'm not really a t-shirt gal, so I decided to do some chopping and put it to use.
I'm no seamstress, and I really don't know what I'm doing behind the sewing machine, but that doesn't stop me from playing around. Rarely do I pin or measure, I kind of just eyeball stuff and go for it. First I tried the t-shirt on, and pinched the sides, guesstimating how much needed to come off. Next, I just sewed up each side an inch and a half or so in, following the existing lines (for the most part).
It looked like this:
Then I just cut off the excess fabric! Oh, and I cut off the ribbed part around the neck, so now it's more of a boat neck.
I thought about cutting the sleeves shorter, but just left them how they were and they're kind of a 3/4 sleeve now. Without measuring, it ended up a bit tight, but I'm pretty happy with the outcome!
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