DIY: 5 step fitted t-shirt mod
I have a men's sized Doctor Whooves shirt that I love but it has that annoying high ringer neck and it was just too boxy. Luckily it's pretty easy to craft those boxy men's tees into something fitted and flattering. Take a look at pinterest for even more different kinds of crafty tutorials.
Find a shirt that you LOVE and fits you well. This will be your template. I adore this Star Wars tee, it's the perfect shape and falls nicely.
Turn the boxy shirt inside out and lay the template shirt on top. Note the areas you want to change.
I wanted a wider neckline for sure. I also wanted flirty cap sleeves instead of the standard men's ones.
The shape is a huge factor. Even the slightest 1/2 inch curve on the side will give a more flattering shape than a boxy tee.
Lastly, length. Boxy tees do nothing good for the hips so I planned to cut off the bottom by at least 1inch.
Using tailor's chalk (or in my case a white charcoal pencil I had within my reach) use the template shirt to mark an outline, leaving allowances for seams.
For the the side curves, I sewed right along those lines then cut away the excess fabric.
Now the sleeves. For the TOP of the cap sleeves I simply sewed right across that top line, then cuta away the excess much like the side curves of the shirt. The edge of the sleeves - or the openings - I did different. I marked the length I wanted plus 1/4 inch, then cut along that line. I then folded back that 1/4 inch and hemmed.
For the neckline I simply cut a flattering shape using the template as a guide. Pull a little bit on the fabric and the cut edge will roll over finishing off the rough edge.
The length depends on where you want the tee to fall. I only needed a little off the bottom so I cut off 1 inch and like the neckline just stretched it to roll over the rough edge, though you can certainly hem or overlock if you want.
There! 5 easy steps to quickly mod a tee! Super simple and really easy to customize any way you like!