Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Upsizing a T-shirt

I loved the retro look of this Isle of Man T-shirt I snagged from my son's outgrown pile. Of course, it was too snug for me - looked like I was trying to squeeze into my kid's clothes...............!!

First thing I did after wrangling it off over my head was open up the neckline, both front and back.
I replaced the back with a contrast, looser knit, ribbed jersey to add some ease. 
I unpicked the sleeves off first, did some chopping, then added the new back piece. 
I overlocked a contrast neck band on, too. 
At this point, I was going to keep it sleeveless with black trim around the edge, but the front armholes were not a very snug fit, so I though sleeves would disguise that better. I used the old sleeves as a pattern piece, cutting the black ones shorter, to make more of a cap sleeve.
And, voila, expansion plan complete!
More on blog.


Catherine1216 said...

Very clever and cute.

Maria said...

Much improved over the original. Great job!

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Marisa Glied said...

I loved it at the picture of the front, but the back! OMG that is sooo amazing! Wonderfully done!


Saga said...

What a lovely idea. Great save.

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