Monday, May 30, 2011


I am very excited about this post! I would love to start making some clothes for myself, and not just my kids. However, I am so scared to start! I have been buying fabric at our goodwill for this very reason. I figure that since I am just starting, and really have no clue what I am doing that I would get some cheap fabrics to "practice" on. Fortunately for me, I have been able to snag a lot of fabrics that I really do like. ;)

I seen a shirt on Happy Together's website months ago and I loosly used that for my sirt. I did change us some things, but not too many. So, this is what I did.

Things I used:

Find a shirt that you like the way it fits.  Fold over your fabric and shirt in half so that both side will be the same cut.  Lay your shirt over your fabric.
 I started with the necklne.  I just cut down to the lenght I liked using the shirt I had laid out.
 I then folded down the arm's of the shirt and and cut down where I wanted my arms to stop.  I left as much shoulder space as I wanted uncut between the neckline and arms.
 Next, I moved to the sides of the shirt.  I mimicked the bottom of the arms and the sides all of the way to the bottom.
 Now, I had my shirt mold.
 You can't see this very well.  But I folded over about an inch and a half on the side of the shirt.
 After folding over, I did small cuts about an inch or so apart. on the sides, and on the top of the arms where I had cut.  The small strips of fabrics at the bottom of this picture are what I cut to atach the side of the shirt togeather.
 I unfolded my cut shirt in this step and tied those small strips of fabric into the holes I had cut on each side of the shirt and on the top of the arms.
I love this shirt so much that I had my mom/prfessional photographer finally take some pictures of me. ;)  Here ya go, this is what it looks like on and finished.  I hope you like it.

I will be linking to these parties.

Have A Wonderful Day!!


  1. Hi Christy! Love the shirt!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog and of course I would love to have you feature my golf wreath!

  2. Cute! Love the fabric and design. Isn't it fun to have awesome new clothes that you can say you made? :) Keep it up!

  3. that's such a great idea! i would've never thought of using a fave one to make the pattern out of! i would love it if you would link this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party!

  4. Thanks so much ladies! And it is super comfy, Beth. :)

  5. Cute shirt. I'm on a mission to make some more clothes for myself too. :)

  6. I saw this over on Its Sew for You and that shirt is great! What a great idea! I am hosting my first linky party on Tuesday and would love for you to join in!

  7. Very cute! THanks for sharing

  8. That is very "cutie"! Visiting you from Ladybird Lane - love your post!

  9. Christy, what a creative and ingenious way to make a shirt. Great tutorial too! So glad that Carlee sent me your way from Ladybird Lane!

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