Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Refashioning an Adult T-shirt into a Kids T-shirt...

A couple months ago my husband gave me some old work T-shirts, I was going to use them to make some thing but as I sat down to cut them up I thought that they would be better used as shirts for the kids. My first attempt was to use the 90-Minute Shirt Pattern from Made. It is the one in the middle with the white collar. I liked the way it turned out but I think it looks a little baby-ish for my kids. (the words are from the back of the shirt- I thought it would be cute on the front for a change, on the other shirts these words are on the back like on the real adult t-shirt)
So for the shirt for my son I decided to try something different and just resize the shirt. It was easier than I thought. I just used one of my son's shirts as a pattern (remember to add seam allowances) You will need to cut the collar but you will resew it together at the shoulder seams and the end result looks like you bought it that size!

I am totally going to do this to alot of shirts (we get so many event t-shirts in XL which NONE of us wear and these will work great for pajamas!)  I love the way I can make them a little longer which is more the style now.

Up next is to take a college t-shirt and resize it (it is college t-shirt day on report card day for my son and I have a lot of college adult size t-shirts, so... after this refashioning I realized that it will be easy to make it his size!)

1 comment:

  1. I was hoping for a step by step after you cut out the shirt. Did you cut out the neck collar hem and then just sew it smaller?