Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Less Boxy, More Awesome
We found some cute Star Wars t-shirts in the boys section of Target this weekend & they were marked down to 5 bucks. Sadie picked out this R2-D2 one that had a little bit of pink & purple in it. So we bought one in an XS size, but it still seemed huge on her. It's crazy how a boxy tee looks totally normal on a little boy, but super weird on a little girl.
I don't have a before pic, because she was way excited to wear it the next day & there was no waiting for the sun to come out to get a good before shot. So, using a t-shirt from her closet as a guide, I took in the sides a bit & shortened the sleeves. In the same way that I make them night gowns out of adult t-shirts. Check out my tutorial on that here.
You could use this concept to make better fitting t-shirts for yourself & your kids. Just think, if you found an awesome vintage t-shirt that was just way too boxy to look cool. It really only takes a few minutes to alter it & then you have an awesome new piece that fits perfectly.