Friday, August 26, 2011

ghetto sewing 101

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!



moddy


Kirsty Girl

5 comments:

  1. I am soooo impressed!!!!! They turned out great. Now I want that Zuccnini cake recipe. That sounded so good!

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  2. Lookit you, awesome! So glad you finally made those shirts work for you.

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  3. I've done this before and it works so well! Saldly, it's hard to buy shirts that fit well - I often ask myself if people who design them are designing for real people? Great post! =)

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  4. Molly great job with that shirt. I am impressed!!!

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