Sunday, September 29, 2013

DIY: Modify band shirts

You know that uber awesome shirt you have that's really extra large? A great deal of you spooks probably listen to bands, and wear shirts, so it's quite likely that the shirt in question is in fact a band shirt. Either that, or it's Sonic the Hedgehog merch you bought at the latest Con. Do not contradict me, I am correct. Notice how people size these shirts to fit rectangles. That's because they are designed using Tetris™, and that is what happens when you let geeks make fashion statements.

For those of you that want to show off your feminine/masculine/ambiguously gendered features, here's the absolute easiest way to modify your shirt besides gluing it to your body.

Acquire the following:
- shirt you want to modify
- shirt that fits your rockin' bod
- needle and thread or sewing machine
- scissors
- a pair of hands (possibly a third, if you can manage)

Turn band shirt inside out. Place fitted shirt over top it. This is your pattern. If you want, you can use a white pencil or chalk to outline it.
Begin sewing along lines of fitted shirt.  Old timey way, or with sewing machine for those equipped.
Try the shirt on before the next step. If it feels awkward, modify until satisfied (take into consideration the extra fabric). 
Cut fabric, following the pattern, about half an inch/2 cm away from the seams.
Turn shirt right side in. Congratulations, you are sexy.

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