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Hello everybody!  I recently received a robot Instructables t-shirt as a prize in the Cardboard & Duct Tape contest   A huge THANK YOU! to anyone who was kind enough to vote for me by the way!  Anywho, the t-shirt was only available men's sizes, and since I am most definitely not a 'men' I was swimming in the shirt.  Seriously, I'm 99% sure that I could fit two of me in it, even though I ordered a small. 

And, while it makes an awesome pajama shirt, I want to show my love for Instructables and all things robot to the entire World (or at least my corner of it).  So without further ado, I present, the sewing, cutting, and otherwise mutilation of the Robot T-shirt, so that it will only hold one of me.

If you like this project PLEASE VOTE for me in the fashion contest:)
 
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Step 1: Materials

Ok, for this project you will need:
  • Instructables Robot (or other t-shirt) that's *ahem* a touch big (robot t-shirts can be found here)
  • Sewing Machine and Thread
  • Colored Pencil
  • Straight Pins
  • Reasonably Good Sewing Skills

Step 2: Side Seams

To start off,  turn the t-shirt in question inside-out and put it on.  If anyone gives you a strange look, just tell them it's for science.  Start pinning the sides and arms so that they are about the right size, picture 1. 

Set up your sewing machine for a zig-zag stitch, then sew along the pins.  Turn the shirt right-side out and make sure it fits.  If it doesn't fit just keep adjusting until it does.  When you are sure it fits right (picture 2), turn it inside-out again and cut off the excess fabric, picture 3.

Step 3: Hems

Picture of Hems
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Put your back on while it is inside-out.  First, mark the shirt for the correct length, picture 1.  Take the shirt back off and pin along the line you made and sew it to create the hem, picture 2.  Repeat this process for the cap sleeves.  Trim off the excess fabric.
Wow, I'm impressed. I've been wanting some tailored clothes and you have taught me how to get them :)
sunFlow3r (author)  DemolisionWolf1 year ago
Thanks! I'm so glad my instructable will help you out:)
lebowski1 year ago
Nicely done! We have new shirts coming soon, as well as women styles that will fit way better!
AluraDankk1 year ago
How did you take the shirt off without poking yourself?? Great Instructable BTW! Its hard to find good re-sizing tuts these days.Thanks :)
sunFlow3r (author)  AluraDankk1 year ago
Thank you! I really appreciate it:) I had to take the shirt off very carefully...;) No, I actually had to take out some of the pins lol:)
HollyMann1 year ago
Cute instructable! Definitely useful for any shirt! Congrats on the contest too - I won on that one also! I love their robot shirts. When I fill out the info if I've won it, I specify women's size S or Medium, etc. Or I have also specified kids size Med. They did send out the specific ones to me....And I did order a women's Xl just to have a comfy one and it had a nice fit and wasn't even that big. So it does seem you got a man's shirt! Great job at fixing it up all cute!!! :)
sunFlow3r (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thanks and congrats on your win in the contest too! If I remember right, the form for receiving the prize just said to specify small, medium, or large. If I win a t-shirt again I will be sure to specify women's:)
Yes you're right! :) It didn't say to specify! :) Either way, I love what you did with this! It is really cute fitted. I like it longer - the way you had it before hemming it. Looks great on you!
sunFlow3r (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thanks!
We definitely have women's sizes of the robot shirts. If you win another contest, be sure to specify women's :D
sunFlow3r (author)  sherrycayheyhey1 year ago
You do?!?!?! sweet! Thanks for letting me know and thanks for reading:)
I just noticed these comments now! :)
kishank21 year ago
kinda smart fit shirt , good job .
This is really cool, but your photos are kinda dark. Try a quick auto levels adjustment.
sunFlow3r (author)  fungus amungus1 year ago
Ya I already adjusted them before posting. When my camera takes a picture, the lighting looks ok on the camera screen, but then when I get the picture on my computer it is to dark:/ Plus its a new camera, so I'm still sort of getting used to it, but hopefully I will get some better pictures, at least of the final outcome, this weekend. Thanks for reading!
Or, you could use photoshop and adjust the lightness levels...
madenairy1 year ago
a perfect fit on a fit young lady!
Awesome job! It is so cool that you made your prize into another Instructable :)
sunFlow3r (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks!
It looks awesome! I need to do this with some of mine. :D
sunFlow3r (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thanks and thanks for reading:)
Sabsta1 year ago
You have seriously long arms xD Good job btw !!
sunFlow3r (author)  Sabsta1 year ago
Haha thx!