Look who's back: THIS KID.
This week y'all get to experience a little bit more of my amateur sewing skills. I keep thinking to myself lately "Man Becca, you really should have taken a sewing class in high school or something. Fo real." But since I decided to take 8 billion art classes instead, now I just kind of wing every sewing project haha.
Take a gander at what I've been up to though:
I saw something kind of like this on Pinterest, but didn't quite think that it would look good on me. So I decided to just make one that suited my own tastes.
So here we go, yo:
Step One: First things first- you're going to need to get yourself a shirt [Shocker, I know]. I don't exactly know what size shirt I used, but it said "16-20" on the inside... whatever that means in real life [men's sizes whaaaat]. Then I went ahead and chopped the sleeves off since I would have needed to be jacked as hell for my arms to fill those bad boys out...
Step Two: Next I tried the shirt on and made a mark where I wanted the waistline of my blouse to be. Then made a straight chop across [using a ruler to keep my marking and chopping straight] [also, using a cat to... I don't know, be a cat].
Step Three: Trying the shirt on inside out, I pinned in the sides to get a more fitted... fit. Let me tell you... trying to pin things on yourself is just all kinds of awkward. I think there's some sort of disconnect between my brain and my arms being able to bend that way haha. But CONVENTIENT RED LINES TO SHOW WHAT'S UP YO. Then I sewed the pin lines up to the the arm pits and cut off the excess.
Step Four: Next I took in my shoulders, kind of like a normal tank top [rather than huge man shoulder style].
Step Five: Hem those bad boys off like a boss.
Step Six: With wrong sides up, I measured the top of my blouse against the bottom of the blouse. As you can see, the top is now much smaller than the bottom of the original shirt, which is important when we start to gather the bottom of the blouse.
Step Seven: I gathered the bottom of the shirt by running a long straight stitch all the way across its width, then pulling on one end of the stitch so that the fabric began to bunch. I don't have a sewing machine [because, well... I'm a poor college student], but if you do have a machine, here is a great and more thorough tutorial.
Step Eight: Gather the fabric so that it is the same length as the top of the blouse.
Step Nine: Pin the the top section to the bottom section, right rides together, and then sew the pieces together. And essentially, there you have it!
Just slap on a belt and you're good to go! Or not... Looks fine either way in my opinion, but who doesn't love a good cinched waist?
I'm still quite the novice with sewing, but dang, doesn't it feel great to wear something you know you altered yourself? It's the little things in life man, the little things haha.
Whelp, happy Tuesday y'all :]
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