Found a gem of a collection of Hanes Tees and boxers at the Dollar Store on this epic visit. I picked up a navy and dark purple Tee for me and a green Tee and grey boxers for big brother. First refashion is as follows...
Just like the nap mat project, I experienced another "first time ever" sewing up this little number.
Yep, I did! What's funny is I purchased elastic thread a long time ago when I saw this post. I even wound my bobbin, but when I put it into the machine and didn't think it would thread up through the bottom, I took it out and it sat in my sewing box for a while until I saw this post, got brave and asked a few questions! Thank you Tricia for the help on this and for making it look easy enough for me to try!
This tee was pretty boxy when it started, so I added a few rows of shirring with the elastic thread to the back and it pulled it in a bit to help it feel fitted, but not too fitted. I chopped a big V neck in the front and back because I like that type of neckline and then chopped up a to-be-donated tank top into little leaves and hand stitched them onto the shoulder.
- I think I'll try placing the shirring lower on the shirt - more in the small of the back.
- Make the lines of shirring longer than I think I need. The first set of rows gathered, but not enough for the look I wanted. Measuring is always good - just something I hate doing. Probably would have helped in this situation
- Buy a bigger size tee so that I can take it in, but have more length at the bottom.
- Don't ask husband to take pics for the blog (don't ask)
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