9 T's resized

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This is all I've ever done with sewing clothing. Last week I started to
resized T-shirts.
I had to ask for help as I didn't have a clue. I'm getting a little better
with each one.
I've done 9 so far.
The four I did today are at the top of this page and scroll to see the other
five.
http://susieshobbyspot.blogspot.com /
Susie in northern NY




Re: 9 T's resized
Susie wrote:
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Keep up the good work!

Juno

Re: 9 T's resized
Thanks Juno. I just got downstairs from doing another. :)
I sure had a lot of BIG shirts.
Susie

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They look great, but I'm really curious...why were the shirts so large to
begin with?

LizH.

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Re: 9 T's resized
To answer all of your questions the shirts were gifts or shirts I had bought
because of what was written on them and they only came in one size. I wear a
ladies small so they were all huge on me. I would wear once in a blue moon
but NOW that they fit I'm sure I will wear them more often.
I had to ask how to do it on a yahoo group because I didn't have a clue. I
had all of these huge T's and wanted to wear them but didn't know how to
resize them.
I turned the too big T-shirt wrong side out with the front on the cutting
table facing up. I then took a shirt that fit me and placed it on top and
then took some chalk and marked where I should sew down through. I chose a
top that had a nice figure flattering curve to it. :) I also marked the
sleeves about an inch over to sew those too and I cut the hem off to the
length of the shirt that fit. I then took the T to the sewing machine and
took the advice of the helper (Yasmin) was her name.
I have the Janome 6500 and she said:
****For the side seam, use a stitch that has at least some
forward/backward-motion, it puts more thread into the seam and makes
it elastic.
These stitches should work fine:
mode 1 #5 or #6
mode 3 #1, #2, #3
the stitches in mode 3 finish the edges.

The hem: press the hem, then sew with an elastic stitch or the twin needle.
Personally, I don't like the twin needle, I rather use some nice
decorative stitches like
mode 2 #27 #29 #31 #32 #46 #49 #59 #67
mode 3 #28 #45 or any other stitch you like.

Remember to loosen the presser foot pressure for sewing knits to
prevent stretching and to use jersey or stretch needles.****

I have made a few mistakes but I have now done 10 t shirts and I'm happily
wearing them.
The only thing I have ever sewn is a few quilts, wall hangings, curtains
once, and purses. I have never done anything with clothing so this was a
first.
Susie in northern NY

<<<<<<They look great, but I'm really curious...why were the shirts so large
to
 begin with?
LizH.>>>>>

<<<<<you mention getting "how to adjust T's" help from a yahoo group, i
don't
suppose you could share a little of the how to part here ?  :)
curious me>>>>>

<<<<<Susie, how did you take them in?  Did you just sew up the seam from hem
to arm?
-Irene>>>>>>>



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"Susie" <susiesATtwcnyDOTrrDOTcom> wrote in message

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hi, thanks for sharing , that sounds like a great simple straightforward way
to get a custom t-shirt.

certainly beats my plan to salvage an old favorite t-shirt shape, length and
fit by deconstructing the remaning bits of the old T and trying to use as a
pattern to reconstruct a new t-shirt.

i am fairly new here as well... so i have not really earned the honor to
welcome you to the group yet.... but i'll say welcome anyways.

robb



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Hi robb,
Thanks for the welcome.
Seeing I've never sewn clothing of any kind before this method seems to work
for me. At least now I will wear the shirts. :o)
Susie


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"Susie" <susiesATtwcnyDOTrrDOTcom> wrote in message
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you mention getting "how to adjust T's" help from a yahoo group, i don't
suppose you could share a little of the how to part here ?  :)

curious me



Re: 9 T's resized
Susie, how did you take them in?  Did you just sew up the seam from hem
to arm?

-Irene

On Tue, 5 Jun 2007 14:45:54 -0400, "Susie" <susiesATtwcnyDOTrrDOTcom>
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"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
- Mae West

Re: 9 T's resized
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I don't know how she did it, but when I resized the maternity shirts I
made after the birth of my fourth/last child, I had sewn the sleeves and
side seams with basting thread so I just undid part of the hem right
around the side seams and then the side seams themselves, took the
sleeves off, and laid the template I had already prepared when I made
them in the first place down against the fabric and re-cut, then
reassembled.

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