Spud (just_spud) wrote in t_shirt_surgery,
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Surgery the first

Aside from a few buttons, this is the very first thing that I've ever sewn. I just re-sized my work t-shirt because I'm leaving soon and it doesn't matter too much if I mess it up. Also, I'm petrified of sewing over my fingers or something using a sewing machine, so I did it all by hand.




One

Before




It started life as a size 12/13yrs. I'm 18 and it was still a tad too big.

After





Hemming the bottom would have looked untidy so I left the length as it was and did this at the corners.
I really like the way they turned out.



I also pleated the sleeves slightly because they were too wide.



It's nothing special, but I'm really proud of it.




Two

Not strictly speaking a surgery, but I love it too much not to post it.



OK, so this is what the shirt looked like to start with. This is to be a birthday
present for a friend and since I'm not that good at the sewing yet, I bought this
from a shop at the weekend. The creases you can see are just two templates I'd already
stuck in place before I remembered to take a before photo!


Ta-da!


Front


Back



I was really worried that it might look like a 6-year-old child had scribbled all over it, but I'm really proud of how the writing turned out.

The lyrics are from Hey There, Delilah by The Plain White Ts.

Comments appreciated.
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