9 T's resized

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.
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in northern NY
Reply to
Susie
Thanks Juno. I just got downstairs from doing another. :) I sure had a lot of BIG shirts. Susie
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Susie
They look great, but I'm really curious...why were the shirts so large to begin with?
LizH.
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Liz
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
Reply to
robb
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" wrote:
------------- "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West
Reply to
IMS
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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Melinda Meahan - take out TRAS
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. ****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
Reply to
Susie
---trimmed----
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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robb
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

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