This was a super simple ReInvention. On my last trip to the thrift store, I was searching for longer tops that I could wear like tunic tops with skinny jeans. This top caught my eye because of the pretty apple green color and the neckline, but it was an extra-large and I’m an extra-small.
No problem – turn an XL into an XS with elastic thread. There are a million tutorials out there about how to use elastic thread, and I’ve tried many, but it never clicked and worked right until I found one that said if you have a drop-in bobbin (like I do) to wind the thread normally, not by hand. Score! Not only is it easier for me to wind the bobbin this way (duh) it sews much better as well.
I marked (with a pencil) three lines in front of and three lines behind each shoulder seam, spaced 1/4 inch apart, since the shirt wasn’t just too big around, it was also drooping at the shoulders on me.
Then I sewed on each line, backstitching at the beginning and end.
I tried the shirt on to check the shoulders and mark where I wanted the waist shirring band to start. I marked lines 1/4″ apart all the way around, and sewed them in.
And I had this:
I decided to call it the Grecian T-Shirt because the draping reminds me of togas. (And I love that it makes me look like I have a Grecian bust when mine is anything but!)
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