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Resize an oversized t-shirt!

Added Jul 27, 2010

by strawberrypa...

Oxford, United S...




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From a big oversized tee, I made a cute fitted tee. I’ve actually made three so far and plan to make more! Perhaps I’ll go thrifting this weekend and find some big tees.

Material Notes

t-shirt knit.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Aug 17, 2010, 11.20 AMby brookiearr

    Great instructions! I did 3 shirts already and plan on doing the rest of my oversized tees! Thanks for the help now I’ll actually wear them! :)

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    Jul 27, 2010, 07.37 PMby weare4

    Great tutorial. Thanks I am always appreciative of straight foward and to the point. When I first learned how to sew my instructor used a similar technique of using a rtw t-shirt that we liked the fit of to make another. However, we used it to learn how to make a flat pattern then cut the new t-shirt onto stretch knit to create a new one. I am currently pregnant and looking forward to refashioning a couple of my shirts. I think i’ll be trying this technique on them

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    Jul 27, 2010, 04.42 PMby jameswife

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I am just learning to sew and had quite a few maternity tees that I was sure I could make work but wasnt sure how. I have heard you need to use a ballpoint needle and stretch stitch, is that what you did? What size needle btw?

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      Jul 28, 2010, 01.29 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

      It doesn’t hurt to use a ballpoint but on t-shirt fabric you don’t HAVE to. I just used a universal with a medium length/width zig zag stitch.

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