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:)
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
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.