Desperate Measures t-shirt shift
Added Aug 20, 2009
Spring Hill, Uni...
Use a t-shirt to make a loose shift, any length, in about one hour. Fold a length of fabric two (2) times the length of your body, from neck to calf. Make the fold across the material, from selvedge to selvedge. Lay flat on cutting surface. Lay out a t-shirt on top of the fabric, with the neckline, shoulders and sleeves at the fold. Mark the following: right and left sides of the neck opening, and the lowest point of the front neck. Cut out the shift, starting at the top of the right (or left) sleeve, cut down and around the side, across the bottom, and up to the top of the other sleeve. To cut the neck opening, make a cut at the center front down to the bottom mark or pin (whatever you used); fold the sides back and trim away. To finish, follow this order to serge: neckline; right side; left side, bottom hem; right sleeve hem, left sleeve hem. If you serge wrong sides together, using a dense/close thread stitch you will have a finished garment in about one hour. If you sew and top stitch, it may take an hour and a half. Cordially, Nehmah BTW, Don’t hesitate to ask questions. The order on this is slightly different that the one I posted in Discussions. N
t-shirt in 3X long; lightweight cotton knit, thread, serger