(Topic: Bereaved mothers, sewing, alterations)
Last year I got a T-shirt from a large online personalization/printing company that sells hats, shirts, mugs, mousepads… anything you could print and personalize.
One of the designs they carry is a “Mother of an Angel” shirt! There are options out there, and this company’s shirt was one of the designs I liked better.
When I got the shirt, though, I was very disappointed in the sleeves, because I felt like I couldn’t lift my arms up, because they were sewn at a strange angle.
Well, I can sew, right? So I figured I’d try to fix them!
I found a piece of knit/jersey in a coordinating pink, and cut triangles, hemmed them, and inset them.
|Note the corner pointing toward my elbow…|
Because the original sleeve was so slanted down, that the triangle ends up making a bit of a corner, but that isn’t too bad. The only thing I could have done was actually make the triangle less wide. As it is, the sleeve is actually a bit too floppy and the pink kind of folds up on itself. But I don’t mind enough to change it! As it is, it took a shirt I was horribly frustrated with and didn’t want to wear, and turned it into a shirt I really like!
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