Saturday, August 23, 2014

How to make a men's t-shirt more ladylike


I just love a good t-shirt, but unfortunately it's not always easy to find them in women's sizes, while there are always loads of good ones in the men's section of stores. And I can't stand the extra fabric under my armpits and at my sides. What to do? Take the shirt in at the sides and rock it!

How to make a men's t-shirt more ladylike

Here are the original shirts.

How to make a men's t-shirt more ladylike

As you can see, they didn't fit very well.

How to make a men's t-shirt more ladylike

In a nutshell, you trace a t-shirt that fits you onto the inside of the big shirt, both the body and the sleeves.

How to make a men's t-shirt more ladylike

Attach each sleeve to the shoulder of the shirt, right sides together, and sew.

How to make a men's t-shirt more ladylike

Then unite each side and sew together, starting from the armpit.

How to make a men's t-shirt more ladylike

If you want, you can re-hem the bottom, but you can also skip it if because t-shirt fabric doesn't fray. So this was before...

How to make a men's t-shirt more ladylike

...and this is after! Big difference, right?!

How to make a men's t-shirt more ladylike

For more details on this and other refashioning, sewing and craft tutorials, head on to my blog, Cucicucicoo!

6 comments:

jennifer elliott said...

So much better! Sometimes the body of the shirt is fine but it's the huge sleeves that bother me! Great refashion!

Saga said...

I have just the T-shirt I need to do this to. Thank you for inspiration.

Elizabeth Hill said...

Fantastic job! They look great!

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus

cucicucicoo: ecological living said...

Thanks, all! I'm glad you find this as useful as I do! :) Lisa

Amy Jo said...

Very nice job explaining it!
Thanks for sharing!

cucicucicoo: ecological living said...

Glad you like it, Amy Jo! :)