I’m so excited to share with you a couple of my recent makes!!
For the first one:
I took a baggy men’s graphic t-shirt and turned it into a much cuter, fitted (but not too fitted) raglan t-shirt for me!
(and i also got my hair done, so tell me i’m pretty)
(wonder woman stance…or peter pan)
It really is super simple to do and you can customize the fit, which is perfect since all the graphic t-shirts i find that are made for women are pretty tiny, thin and clingy. not flattering at all for me.
If you want to do this as well, use this tutorial from Autumn of it’s always autumn for drafting your own t-shirt pattern from an existing one that fits you perfectly!
and then use this tutorial from her for turning it into a raglan style shirt!
and the awesome thing too is once you get your perfect tee pattern drafted, you can use it to make A ZILLION different versions like Autumn did (and like i am planning to do!)
The only things you need to get this done are:
– A men’s t-shirt that is really loose. (you don’t want one that fits you too tightly to begin with since it will be harder to adjust)
– a matching or contrasting fabric to use to make the sleeves and neck band
– ballpoint needle or stretch needle for your machine (it really does make a difference)
– thread, scissors, pins, sewing machine (ya know, regular sewing things)
After you have your supplies and your pattern drafted, you will use the body of the shirt pattern on the t-shirt and the sleeve pattern out of your sleeve fabric.
The cool thing about drafting your own pattern is that you can make it EXACTLY how you want.
I wanted mine not too tight, not too loose. i wanted a scoop neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and a curved bottom hem.
Another cool thing about sewing is you can use whatever material you want!
I used a men’s tshirt because i love the star wars graphic! (i got it from target)
The second thing i have to show you:
A sassy, black and white cheetah print raglan top that i can wear to work!
I used the same pattern that i drafted before but made it with half sleeves and a straight bottom hem.
I LOVE THE WAY THEY TURNED OUT
and because you are awesome and you read to the end, here are some bonus pictures…i obviously had fun with the lightsaber…
come at me bro.
i look like a super hero in this one haha
so what do you think? do they look legit? would you buy one?