Lots of progress is being made on my Round Tuit list. 2 years ago we went on a vacation to Florida and I purchased 3 t-shirts. It was our first vacation in 20+ years, and I bought all sorts of stuff I shouldn’t have – including these t-shirts. The necklines on 2 of them were too high for my tastes, and all 3 of them were way too long. I knew it when I purchased them, but I thought, I can sew. I can fix them. Did I? No, they hung in my closet until I decided it was time to clean my closet this week and donate, alter, or make rags out of what I don’t wear.
I’m proud to say the 3 t-shirts are now altered. Yeah for me!!!
The neat thing about these t-shirts is now I really like them. Hemming them was a piece of cake. And I used a technique that I commonly incorporated with my knitted sweaters. I short rowed the front. Translated for sewers, that means I made the hem a 1/2 longer in the front. That little bit of extra length allows room for my bosom – isn’t that a polite term? – and my tummy, so that my hem hangs evenly all around now.
I totally removed the neckline on one of them and hemmed it, but didn’t stretch the front enough, so it has a bit of gaposis, but not bad. I bent over and nothing is revealed, so nobody will be blinded from viewing my pulchritude.
For the second neckline, I just turned over the ribbing and sewed it down – effectly halving the ribbing. That little hem worked great, and it looks good too.
I also finished another Comfort Quilt for my quilt club: