Friday, July 17, 2009

another tee shirt idea

Please note: I did not make this shirt.
I purchased it after the birth of my Oliver and it has been a favorite ever since.

But, I have always wanted to make another one like it.
And I think we could all do it.
Just sew 3 lines of elastic thread from side seam to side seam in the back.
It's simple, feminine, and flattering.


  1. good idea and looks cute on you!

  2. thanks for the visual. i think i might try it with that shirt i got at the sundance outlet . . .

  3. I need to do this. I need a waist in all my frumpy shirts. I wish you were here to give me a refresher/tutorial on my sewing machine. I swear--2 years of lessons lost on me cause I can hardly remember how to thread it!

  4. That's a great idea. I have a shirt that is too wide at the waist/hip area, the ruching might help.

  5. alright, miss stephanie. by what means could i convince you to pump out some of these GREAT ideas for my behalf?! my kids are so demanding that an alarm sounds when ever i attempt to do anything for myself. would monetary compensation for time, talent and materials tempt you? :D i love all your ideas, but that first tshirt alteration has been haunting me ever since you posted about it!

  6. (sewing bloooooooog)

  7. Great idea - but I have a quick question...when I've used elastic thread in the past I didn't backstitch so I'm wondering how to keep it in place on an already finished garment. Any tips?


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