There was a time when I bought clothes for my husband. Sometimes I tried to buy things with a pattern on them, or a different fit than he usually wore, in an attempt to style him up a bit. These things ended up either going back to the store, or more likely, sitting in his closet gathering dust. One such item was this striped t-shirt. Daring, I know.I always liked something about this shirt, so I never got rid of it. I finally was inspired to make something for The Boy out of it! I'm going to attempt a tutorial here, since I couldn't find exactly the method that I ended up using online. I did reference a few "big tee to fitted tee" tutorials, but I did mine a bit differently.
|Shirt, unworn by husband.|
I didn't feel like making a pattern, so I just used one of The Boy's t-shirts as a template for this project.
Again, I used the first piece that I cut out to line up and cut the other sleeve piece, so they would match.
1. Turn the body of the shirt inside out.
2. Turn the sleeve RIGHT-side out.
3. Place the sleeve inside of the body of the shirt, lining up the raw edges of the opening. The cuff of the sleeve points towards the middle of the shirt, and the right-sides of the fabric are together.
4. Then pin those raw edges together and sew around the armhole on the machine!
Now, since this is a t-shirt, I wasn't planning to iron the seams flat (I know, I know...lazy!) but then I realized I needed to iron the hem, so I went ahead and ironed the seams flat too.
So now, all done, right?