T-shirt Refashion – My Little Pony Princess Celestia T-shirt
Posted by Jessica C.
So I was in the little girl’s section of Wal-mart and saw this shirt on clearance for $4, and since it had one of my favorite characters on it, I bought it even though I could guess it would be a little small. It was a Girls XL 14/16, and while I like form-fitting t-shirts, it was a little bit too tight. But I knew I could fix it, so I did…
- Pattern: none
- Fabric: Thin cotton t-shirts
- Notions: Thread
- Time to complete: 4 hours?
- Make again: Sure, next time I have a shirt that’s too small.
- Total cost: $4 shirt at Wal-mart and a free shirt from my dad = $4
First thing I did was I placed the too-small shirt over one that fit me better, and measured the difference. I wasn’t super precise about it, but having a good estimate of about how much fabric I needed to add helped me later on.Next, I cut up the side seams of the t-shirt, and measured about how long the sides were. My dad had given me a hot pink t-shirt he’d found but it was a bit too large and not really my style anyway, so I cut rectangles out of it, about 5″ longer than I thought I’d need, to allow for hems and just to be on the safe side, and then I sewed the rectangles in between what used to be the sides of the shirt. Once I sewed the sides, I folded the excess over to hem it, and now I have a much more wearable shirt. I think I might’ve added a bit too much fabric in the sleeves, and the fabric is still a bit thinner than I’d like, but it was totally worth $4!