She and Tang are going to an Atlanta Braves game this evening so yesterday, she brought over a t-shirt that she wanted wear. Unfortunately, it was way too big on her. She said she saw a post on Pinterest that explained how to do it. o we took a look, and found it to be EASY PEASY! If you would like to view that post, please click HERE!
Here is a pic of Goose in her BEFORE pic. Notice the look on her face....not happy, and that makes this mamma sad! :> (
The first thing we did was lay down a t-shirt that does fit, on top of the t-shirt we wanted to alter, making sure to have it centered. Because there is a design on the front, I centered it, pinned it, then turned it back the right way to make sure I had the design right where she wanted it.
Next, I traced down the sides and took the mark for the sleeves straight out. I will measure the length of the sleeves later so I can measure where to hem them. Time to sew a new seam over my tracing lines. I used a black Sharpie marker as I did not have a washable marking pencil. It is marked on the inside of the shirt and since it is navy blue, it won't show up.
After sewing a seam, I cut off the extra fabric about a quarter inch from the seam.
After I sewed the new seams and trimmed the extra fabric, I had her try the shirt on again so I could pin where she wanted the length of the sleeves to be. I only pinned and marked and cut on one side........
then I folded the t-shirt in half and lined up the sleeves with the top of the collar so I could make sure I had both sleeves the sames length, then I cut them both to match.
After that, it was one more try on. She wasn't happy with the length, so we shorted it up and made a new hem. I got it to the length she wanted, then I pinned it a quarter inch longer all the way around so I could sew it with a quarter inch seam allowance.
And here is Goose in her AFTER shot. She LOVES her new old t-shirt! And that makes this mamma.....