I’m sure we’ve covered this already - Shirts from the Men’s section are generally superior in terms of opacity, durability and warmth. For some reason, designers like to make shirts in the women’s section see-through and flimsy.
But! I’m not here to discuss their secret plot to make people buy extra shirts.
I’m here to solve the damn problem.
So! Lets say you were walking down the local department store, and saw this really awesome t-shirt. Hell yeah! SHIELD! In a fit of excitement, you got it for your sibling.
Unfortunately, they only had the XL size, and it looks like a potato sack on her.
It’s okay, we can fix this.
First, pin it to fit her. Not super tight! You don’t want any part of the shirt stretching.
We did NOT turn the shirt inside-out for that step.
After carefully taking off the shirt (neeeedles), we flattened it, keeping the pins close to the same location.
We did migrate the pins about a half-inch TOWARD the existing hemline. This is because when pinning it on a body, some cloth will be pulled more from the back, and some from the front of the shirt. If you don’t flatten it out, you’ll get weird twisted chunks later.
Then, we sewed along the curves that the pins outlined, using a super-basic straight stitch.
(At this point I had leave the house, so she just continued on her own. *shrug* Hooray for selfies and experience)
She tried on the sewed version, to make sure it was still loosely fitted. It shouldn’t be tight at all at this point.
After making sure it still fit properly (If it didn’t then you’d have to pick the stitches in problem areas and re-sew) she cut off the fabric flaps, leaving about a half-inch of of room for the stitches.
Apparently she also brought in the sleeves by about an inch. Just follow the existing bottom hemline for that part.
After that, turn your shirt inside-out.
And along the edges, where we sewed before, she used an overlock stitch.
Do that along both sides, flip your shirt inside-out, and BAM
Super awesome fitted shirt, nice seams, 100% opacity, higher durability, and some goddamn sleeves.
This shit works to shrink massive tshirts down to any body size or shape.
If you’re normally a ‘large’ and you want a fitted shirt? Just buy an XL or XXL and slim that shit down to fit your beautiful body.
This ain’t just for people with boobs, either. If you’ve got a flat chest and want your shirt to hug that killer abdomen of yours, this technique works for that too.
Can I get a ‘Hell Yeah’?