I got an XXL t-shirt from my company. I wanted XS but it’s out of stock. Alright is time to reconstruct the t-shirt. What can I do with it, it’s a company t-shirt and I can’t turn it into bikini and wear it. The only way I can look more feminine is to resize the t-shirt.
Here is the step by step on how to do it:
Step 1 – Deconstruction
Fold the body of the t-shirt that you just cut into half. Don’t forget to pin the shoulder after folding it nicely.
Step 3 - Draft
There are million of us that know how to sew but do not know how to draft . The easiest way is to learn by example. Use your favourite or correct size t-shirt to help you
Determine the width of the shoulder base on the your existing t-shirt . Fold the existing t-shirt into half. Put it on top of the newly deconstructed t-shirt and draw a line based on the shoulder width of the existing t-shirt
Lay an existing t-shirt on top of the newly deconstructed t-shirt
Use a chalk to mark the width of the shoulder
As the t-shirt is nicely lay on top of it. Pin the deconstructed t-shirt like this
This is where your arm hole should end. Mark it
Step 6 – trace the shape of the arm hole and sleeves
Use tracing paper and trace the shape of the arm hole. Do the same for the sleeves too
Cut it. Yeah that is the fun part of t-shirt surgery. BTW I’m currently looking for a proper scissors for fabric. IMPORTANT : MAKE sure you there are allowances of 10 mm when you cut it.
Step 8 S
Sew all the side of the t-shirt and the sleeves
Reattach the sleeves. Make sure you put enough pin before you sew the sleeves to the t-shirt body
/** more photo coming up soon as I need a photographer to help me to snap.