Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Large boxy t-shirt refashion

I've been hoarding a few massive t-shirts for a while now.  They're all sentimental in some way, shirts I wore when I had my first boyfriend, or friends left behind when they moved away.  They're all baggy and old and in need of a revamp to turn them from something languishing in my fabric box to something I would actually wear out and about, but they all remind me fondly of a certain time in my life.  Ah, nostalgia.

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This was a large boxy t-shirt I inherited when a friend emigrated at the end of vet school.  She's originally from Washington State so I pulled this one out of the charity bags she gave me to rifle through because it reminded me of her and the fun times we had together at uni. I should have taken a before picture, but imagine large boxy t-shirt.  You can do it.

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I'm still practising sewing with jersey and I'm still struggling with the basics.  My seams never seem to be straight and quite often go weirdly ripply.  Although I pinned around So Zo's t-shirt to vest pattern to get the basic body right on this remake, the armhole openings still came out too big, despite the fact that they fit fine on my other makes with this pattern.  I guess it's because I made proper wide straps rather than using elastic, clearly I got the sizing wrong because they give me a slightly baggy-trucker look I think.  Also, looking at this photos I feel like I should have ironed this top, but then who seriously irons t-shirts?!

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All in, not perfect but definitely wearable.  I've been wearing this a lot as a vest under my scrub top at work, for the warmth.  I can imagine in the summer it will be nice for beach walks with the dog, the kind of outdoor activity where I invariably end up in the sea so it's good to wear something you're not too attached to.  Definitely room for improvement, B- must try harder.

You can read similar posts on my crafty endeavours on my blog, Craft & Thrift.

5 comments:

Heather Rodman said...

I think it looks good- and WOW! A B'ham shirt! NEVER thought I'd see one online- used to live there, 20 years ago...miss it. :)

Adele said...

Ooh, I like that. It looks really cute now.

Adele - EOD

Amy Taylor said...

It's a nostalgia-themed post all round then! It lives in Edinburgh, Scotland now so it's a well travelled t-shirt :-)

Amy Taylor said...

Thank you! Just got to keep practising with jersey!

Lazyfish said...

It looks really good on you! Well done :)