Once upon a time, there was a band tee. I don't usually wear anything with logos, but... well, followers of the other blog most likely know the story behind this.
Anyways. The tee had a minor issue.
T-shirts, no matter how ladyfit they are, tend to be shapeless boxes. They do little to flatter a female form, feel awkward, and pull and ride when worn.
Here's a simple trick to add a fitted waist to a band tee. It takes about twenty minutes to change a tee from baggy to sexy, and you'll only need safety pins and a serger.
|Way big around the waist. Even worse in the back, you don't want to see that!|
Also, sorry about photo quality, Husband dumped me on Monday, and I had to manage on my own. I promise to get better at this.
Turn the tee inside out, put it on no matter how silly you might feel, and use safety pins to take it in around the side seams. Pull it tight on both sides, and pin it down.
|Use safety pins so that you won't hurt yourself getting out of the pinned tee.|
After that, make sure the safety pins don't swallow the print. Then, you can just serge through the seams.
This trick naturally works for all kinds of tops and blouses. Many store-bought pieces of clothing tend to have that "yes, you don't need a waist"-quality about them.
|When working with jersey, use a serger if possible. It will give you a durable, elastic seam.|
Twenty minutes of work, and the tee fits like a glove.
Although I'm a bit iffy about the length...
Until next time,