On my latest trip to the thrift store, I was in search of rasta colors for a few special projects. I had absolutely no problem there!
What I wasn’t expecting was to find this awesome Bob Marley tshirt. Another Bob score!
I love the colors and the design, it’s nice and worn, and it’s a great heavy duty tshirt that will probably last forever. Only problem is…it’s humongous! I went to try it on, and was immediately tricked into giving it up to a 2-year-old. How did that happen?
As you can see, it’s way too large for him and for me too. Time for a tshirt refashion!
I did some research into changing a big huge tee into something more fitted, and came across this tutorial, which I mainly used for the cut lines.
Using a dinner plate, I cut out the neckline, and then measured around my hips and arms where the sleeves would hit, to get the correct angles for the seams.
Sew and snip, turn it inside out, and done! Well, almost.
I wore the shirt to the grocery store that day, and decided I wasn’t a fan of the super huge neckline. (Bra straps everywhere!) So I grabbed what I made out of a few of those rasta colored tshirts…
And made myself a fun pattern on the back neckline:
So much better, don’t you think?
If you have a way-too-big tshirt that you love but you don’t wear because it’s a men’s cut, there are SO MANY ways to update it and make it more girly. Seriously. Do a quick Pinterest search for “tshirt refashion” and I guarantee you’ll find something cute in a split second! My advice is to do everything just a little “less” than your measurements – seams, cutting, etc. You can always make something smaller, but not bigger. Happy chopping!!