Added Jul 26, 2011
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Find a men's shirt that you like, buy the biggest size possible so you have extra fabric to work with. Also, find a t shirt that fits you well, but you aren't going to wear it for one reason or another. Maybe it has a rip or a stain, or you are no longer into whatever it is on the shirt. A shirt that already has fitted side seams works best.
With a seamripper, carefully remove the sleeves from the men's t shirt and then undo the sleeve seam so they can lie flat. Lay the rest of the shirt down evenly, so the furthest dip of the arm pit is exactly on the side. Cut from the armpit to the hem on both sides. Open it up so the whole thing can lie flat on the ground. Leave the hem of the sleeves intact. We're also going to leave the collar and shoulder seams intact.
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