How to make a T shirt smaller
Added Jul 26, 2011
Brooklyn, New Yo...
As a teenager, I was always disappointed to find that the "girl" shirts featuring my favorite bands were so inferior to the men's shirts, which were so so BIG. I soon started devising ways of reworking the men's shirts so I could wear them. My first attempts were just little sleeveless rectangles, with the stitches always popping out, but over the years I perfected my technique. Basically every t shirt I own was once a huge man shirt, so it has served me well over the years and I would like to share it with you.
This technique involves cutting up another old t shirt to make your own pattern, and then using that pattern to cut out and re-sew a much too large t shirt using flat construction. The collar, shoulder seams, and sleeve hems from the original shirt remain intact so the final result looks professional.
1 Mens T shirt several sizes too large, 1 unwanted t shirt that fits