I scored this "gently used" tshirt at a yard sale this summer for 25 cents!
Now, I don't have any interest in college football. However, I've lived in West Virginia all my life, and I feel that I need to pick a side - Marshall University or West Virginia University. My choice was simple. I look better in gold than green. =)
**I do like the Washington Redskins (but only because my boyfriend does), so I really need to find a Redskins tshirt to do this to.**
To make this shirt more fitted, I had to move the shoulder seam. It was going half way down my arm. I put the shirt on inside out, and marked where the new seam should go with a piece of chalk. I marked it all the way to the bottom of my armpit. Then I cut along the chalk line.
Next, I slid the sleeve (the part that I cut off) on my arm and pinned it for a comfortable fit. I sewed and trimmed the excess fabric. Then I pinned it to the armhole on the shirt and sewed it back on.
Once I finished the sleeves on both sides, I tried the shirt on inside out and pinned the sides to make the shirt fit better.
Then I sewed up the sides. I trimmed the excess fabric.
Now, on to the ruching!!! (My favorite part!)
I used 1/4" elastic. I chose to ruche the sleeves and the sides of the shirt.
I started by attaching the elastic with a few stitches, then I pulled the elastic super tight while I was sewing it to the shirt.
And this is how the ruching looked when I was finished.
Once I was finished, I realized that the shirt was still too long for my taste so I cut the original hem off. Since this is a t-shirt, I didn't have to re-hem it. I just stretched it a little and it rolled up.
Now it's perfect! I think I'm gonna start doing this to all of my oversized tshirts! =)
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