Making Stuff: Resized T-shirt

by This is Carrie on November 9, 2008

A resized ACDC shirt for a hip little boy on his 3rd Birthday.


Chelsey November 11, 2008 at 4:47 pm

That turned out so cute. You did such a good job!

Tanisha February 27, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I love it! I have a bunch of shirts I’d love to re-size for my kiddo. Did you re-size the collar? Looking at the shirts I have it seems that if I re-sized the body the neck would be disproportionate. Do you have a good tutorial you can recommend? I’d love any tips.

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

Sometimes you need to resize the neck, and sometimes you don’t. Depends on the shirt. When you do, you cut the shirt at the shoulder seams, take out what you need to then resew the shoulders before placing in new sleeves. Use an existing shirt to gauge the size. You can also over lap all the seams and sew them with a contrast zig zag for a different/raw edge look. Take a look at this shirt where I wanted to use the logo, but it was too low on the shirt for proper placement on a kid’s shirt. I cut a yoke seam and moved the logo up using a visible stitch and overlapping pieces instead of sewing right sides together.

Tanisha Reply:

Thanks! I am excited to try it!

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