For some time now I've been meaning to take most of our grubby t-shirts and make them a bit prettier. If I'm gonna wear a t-shirt, it might as well be pretty and flattering, right? Floppy t-shirts that don't fit in the shoulders and make you look like you just rolled out of bed are one of my pet peeves.
I'm not sure why I waited this long... I guess I just didn't want to "ruin" any of my favorite t-shirts. I bought this location-appropriate shirt at the thrift store the other day for a quarter, with this project in mind.
So, here's how I did it. It was so quick and simple.
5. Take your sleeve and run a line of gathering stitches along the armhole part. Because we made the armhole smaller, there should be enough extra fabric on the sleeve to give some pretty gathers. Sew the sleeve back into the arm hole, right sides together with a sufficient seam allowance and all that good stuff.
8. Sew the binding into a loop. Run gathering stitches along the bottom of the sleeve and then sew the binding on, adjusting the gathers to fit.
10. Wear to bed. Or to process chickens. Or to help folks move. Or to do housework in. Or to do whatever else one does in a t-shirt.