How to make a t-shirt smaller

Tater is a skinny boy. And Hubby likes to buy him shirts at coaching conventions. So this is what I have to do to them.

Start with this

Cut off sleeves

Lay shirt that fits on top with sleeves folded under. Cut off excess side fabric, leaving 1/2″ for seams

Cut seam allowance off sleeves

Open sleeves and pin to opened out shirt, sew with zig-zag or serge

Sew underarm and side seam all in one

Fold up hem, leaving a wide hem to let out as he gets taller (but probably not wider)

Finished!

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