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If you’ve ever decided to attend a comic convention and you’re in the market for that perfectly fitted “geek-chic T”… oh, and you are a WOMAN – my experience indicates that you might be out of luck. At least if you live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My girlfriend and I recently decided to attend Halcon 2012, and to set the right tone, we decided to join in the fun – which for most ladies, meanings sporting the right accessories. And so began our journey for the perfect T-shirt. Our friend Google turned up a few online shops, and for a while we were optimistic. Then we came to the realization that most of the shirts we were finding were “girls” t-shirts – cut for younger, much smaller tweens (and wouldn’t appropriately stretch over our…uhm….lady bits). And, if I wanted to take the risk and settle for a boxy “men’s” sized t-shirt, it was going to cost me at least $50 to have it delivered. Determined, I continued on my journey….and during a chance conversation with the hubby discovered that our local Walmart always carries a wonderful selection of men’s/boy’s comic themed t-shirts….most for less than $10!!! That’s where I found this lovely Spiderman shirt…although, as you can see, its cut for a man and not very flattering. Now, if you’re going to a comic convention with your BFF, and neither of you really know anything about comics, you are least want your shirt to be cute, right?
Since I’d already been through a t-shirt resize with my hubby’s Apple Store t-shirt resize project, I had some confidence that I knew what to you. I selected a good sample shirt (in this case I used one of my favorite Disney T’s) and use it as a template. However, I used a slightly difference method with this one (as shown in the picture below) – I cut open the slides, sliced off the access, and removed the sleeves. It wasn’t the most comfortable feeling slicing and dicing my new T, however, was confident that I could reassemble it…well, in some manner lol.
Then I reattached the slides. This is where I veered from my original plan (because the perfectionist in me just couldn’t help herself) – I added darts! I pinned my dart location and made some additional adjustments to the top of the sleeve (I decided it wasn’t cut close enough to my natural shoulder line.
Once I sewed in the darts, I was able to reattach the sleeves, which I also shortened (from the cut edge so as to keep the existing trim in tact).
Then I reattached the sleeve, making adjustments where needed to sew it back on. Over all, an easy project using a technique similar to the one used here at EtsyTrashion – producing a much more fitted look. …At this point, I’m quite convinced that my little sewing machine makes the whole world a much happier and more civilized place! :)