I had this awesome North Face tee that I loved so much and wore to rags (Literally. Mom deemed it "too ratty," stole it out of the laundry and cut it up into rags.) Luckily, I was able to save it before she cut it and instead cut it myself (there's a difference). I traced it and patterned it, so now I can make as many tees of the same style as I want!
I've never done this before, so I kind of made it up as I went along and it didn't turn out half bad, if I do say so myself.
I cut the shirt along the seams, making sure to be really exact on one half, but just hacking it off on the other side. I ended up with one intact sleeve and half the front and half the back cut out perfectly. I traced the three pieces (front and back are cut on the fold), cut them out of paper and voila! I had a t-shirt pattern!
I tested it first on this navy and white striped fabric that I've had in my stash for at least a year. I picked it up at one of Fabric Outlet's 40% off sales (looooove them so much!) and figured it was about time it was turned into something.
I love the way it turned out! I've made a lot of tees, but I think this is the most professional one I've made so far.
The neckline is finished with a strip of fabric which I serged on the inside, then topstitched down.
The fabric is a teensy-bit see through (why does this keep happening to me!?) so I do have to be careful when I wear it, but other than that it's perfect! I love the stripes and keep wearing it again the second it's out of the laundry.
Keep on crafting, y'alls!
P.S. School started this week. I know, I'm sad too :(. Unfortunately, since I'm a junior and junior year is a serious kick in the bahooty, I'm going to change from updating every Wednesday to updating every other. HOWEVER, I promise to update every week when I'm on vacation. Okay? Okay. (And if you just got that Fault in Our Stars reference, I'm sorry for making you cry.)