Each month I get to host BabyLock Club at Humble Sewing Center….
Today we had several sweet ladies who braved the storm to attend this fun and FREE monthly meeting.
We had a great time getting to know each other, sharing sewing stories, exchanging tips and ideas as well as making a little mischief….
You see, I decided to demo how to revamp an over-sized t-shirt into something more figure flattering and also how to modify the neckline. Everything was innocent enough except, the only available shirt in my home happened to belong to my husband and it did happen to be one of his FAVORITES. Ooooops!
Please look closely and notice the bleach stain at the bottom hem of this shirt…. and also the torn hole to the far right of the word Champions. Oh yes, this shirt was officially in need of a make-over.
In the process of the make-over I used a couple of essentials to ensure pleasing results:
#1: The T-Shirt Makeover from: Pamela’s Patterns
This pattern provides templates and easy instructions to successfully re-size those big, boxy shirts that just swallow you up. (Yes, we can order this for you and, it will cost you less at our store than it would buying online.)
#2: Designer Necklines from: Eileen Roche & Nancy Zieman
This is a collection of embroidery designs used to change the shape of the neckline of any t-shirt into a variety of styles. It also includes accent designs to embellish a shirt with beautiful embroidery. (Yes, we can get this for you, too.)
I chose the Peek a boo neckline – which you will see in just a moment.
I used the embroidery machine and sewing machine for the neckline changes and I used the Makeover pattern with a serger/cover stitch machine to re-size, re-shape, and hem the shirt. It was EASY! I could have used the sewing machine for the entire project but, the serger made it so much easier to get the results I wanted.
At the end of our meeting, I was a little nervous about telling my husband what I had done and a couple of the ladies suggested I show him what I did to his favorite shirt in a way that would appeal to him.
I hope he likes what I did cuz’ it’s MY favorite t-shirt now!
Thanks for reading!
Jenny Gabriel alter ego: StitchinJenny