Been there and got the t-shirt, right? The only problem is, the t-shirt they gave you was made for a man and, well, you’re not a man. So here’s a 10 minute fix to help make it more curve friendly.
I love this t-shirt. My family got these made for a reunion and it lists 4 generations of descendants on the back. It’s the kind of thing I’d love to wear … but first a little tweaking.
Find a t-shirt in your wardrobe that you like the fit of. This will be your size guide.
Draw around the top t-shirt with tailors chalk. You’ll see the sleeves are hugely different here so I just eyeballed it and drew vague sleeve lines. For now, the seam lines are more important than the sleeve length.
I love long t-shirts, so I don’t usually trim any length. I just continue the line to the bottom.
Remove the top t-shirt and sew 2 side seams following the lines you’ve made (simple straight stitch is fine). Start from the bottom and go up to the armpits, then follow on around down the arms. Just go right to the end of the sleeve, you can shorten that later.
Don’t cut off the excess fabric yet! Try on the shirt for size and if you like it, then cut the excess away. The knit fabric won’t fray, so just chop leaving a couple of centimeters (1/2 inch) as a seam allowance. If you don’t like the fit, tweak some more.
Finally, work out how long you want your sleeves and add 1 cm. Chop. You can leave the edge unfinished and it’ll curl up slightly or fold the edge under and sew it down. I like to use a zigzig, but anything goes.
Ahh, that’s better. Now to do something about the tired eyes. I’m not sure how many times I was up to the kiddies last night. I lost count after 4, but maybe 7 times? Yikes. Good thing they are so darn adorable!