Tale of Two T-Shirts: A Tee Refashion

I took two t-shirts I wasn’t wearing very often and made one shirt I like a lot!

I cut about two inches down from the armpit on my top light-grey shirt, and then one and one-half inches down from the armpit on my dark grey t-shirt.

Two shirts, both alike in cheapness.

From forth the fatal loins of these two shirts, we’ll make a gooder shirt and stuff

I met them at the seams – these shirts were almost exactly the same size, so, thanks to the stretch of jersey, I didn’t have to make any adjustments to width.   I put a pin at both side seams first and then worked the middles together.

shirts met at the side seams – right sides together, with the inside-out light grey shirt nested inside the darker grey.

I sewed a shallow zig-zag stitch with a 3/8inch seam allowance all the way around, using a walking foot and a stretch needle. Then I went around again, doing a wider zig zag stitch on the seam allowance.  I’m guessing a serger would come in handy here  : )

Definitely something I’ll wear more often than either of the two plain tees!


Filed under Clothes, Tutorial

2 responses to “Tale of Two T-Shirts: A Tee Refashion

  1. It turned out great.
    “Two shirts, both alike in cheapness.”
    You crack me up. Really.

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