i seriously have no clue how to sew. i took home ec. in junior high and my freshmen year of high school... i don't remember a thing. i can sew a straight line. i basically can "make" pillows, and drapes. bee on the other hand is AMAZING!! she can whip anything out in nothing flat! (she's so talented)
here's the deal, i bought 2 button up shirt's from the Talbot's red sale. i got them for $7.99,...what a STEAL! the only glitch is you can't return them. (all sales final) so, when i got the shirts they were too big!! they looked like a box. very unflattering. i was going to take them in to a seamstress...but, i have 4 chicken's and zero time! i decided to take the plunge and do it myself!
here is my jerry rigged sewing project, if it floats your boat...try it out! it totally worked and i can't wait to wear them in the fall! (with my camel wool skirt and brown sling back's)
ghetto sewing 101:
how to tailor a shirt
this is so bad.
i took a measuring tape and measured 2 inches up
both sides of the shirt.
i pinned all the way up to the arm pit.
i then tried it on very carefully.
it fit like a glove!!
(if you need to take it in more. just take it off and re-pin)
i started sewing at the arm pit of the sleeve.
i then sewed out to the pins and sewed in a straight line to the bottom.
then on the other side i had to start at the bottom
(because its a right hand machine...are they all right hand machines? :$)
and sewed up to the arm pit of the sleeve!
tada...it fits like a glove!!!
i hope this made sense.
i am super stoked it actually worked!
now, i don't have to get rid of some of my shirts!