Oops, I did it again! Another shirt had to be modified. Not with the intention to make it tighter, but wider.
Cut my shirt into pieces…
I took a shirt I bought in The World’s End in London in March. It’s already a girlie shirt, but I took one that was a little too big for me so that in the end, it’ll be wider.
I personally don’t like collars that are tight. That’s something I criticize on men’s shirts and on girlies as well – they always have collars that are very ‘high’. So first thing I always do when modifying: Cutting that damned collar!
This time, I didn’t just cut off the collar, but also a part of one shoulder. That makes the shirt fall even lower on one side. It’s important that you don’t cut so deep on both sides – if you do so, the shirt would just fall off your body.
I took some time to get clean cuts, you can also make them look worn out – just as you like. I cut just beneath the collar on one side and on the other side – as mentioned – also a part of the sleeve.
The little extra.
Inspired by Steffi’s t-shirt modification tutorial, I cut one side of the shirt. It makes the shirt look even wider. It depends on you how high you make the cut. I cut until about half of the shirt, taking away only a little bit of the cloth. Again, I worked on my cuts to make them look clean.
When I was done with that, I realized the ends of my cuts furled so if I’d wash the shirt like this, it wouldn’t last so long. Of course, this happens when you cut fabric like this.
I wonder how that didn’t happen to my other shirt. Maybe it has something to do with the shirt’s quality.
My solution for the problem was making some new seams. If you want to do so, you can take black thread (or whatever color your shirt is) or you take the opportunity to create another eyecatcher to make your shirt even more unique.
Fix the destroyed endings.
I decided for the latter and took a thread that fit the color of the print. I made some random stitches, my first intention was making something straight, but then I found it nicer if it didn’t look machine-made.
I sew everywhere I destroyed the former seams, just to protect the shirt. It’s always possible to add many, many more, of course.
Now take a shirt you always wanted to wear but it didn’t feel comfy and start modifying! Post a picture on our facebook page and leave us a comment.