MY SHIRTS ARE TOO SHORT! HELP ME!

hey

i love and am always wearing a band shirt or something with a cool/ funny print on the front

my problem is- MY BOOBS GREW! so now all my shirts are too short -
#1 i have no money to buy new clothes
#2 i want to keep the shirts
#3 i want to giv recon a go!

one idea i had was to remove the sleeves,cut the shirt right across the chest above the print and make straps from the sleeves long enough so my shirt is of the length i want (not showing my stomach)

also i thought to add fabric to lengthen the shirt but i thought it would look weird. and obvious.

i was wondering if anyone has had this problem and what they did to solve it.

let me know.

xox rach


p.s. does anyone know when the craft comp winners are being announced, im on the edge of my seat!

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29 replies since 27th November 2009 • Last reply 27th November 2009

The results of the craft competitions usually take a couple of weeks so don't fall off your chair ;)

I have the same problem: most t-shirts are too short and I don't want to show belly either. What I usually do is take two shirts that match nicely. From one I cut off the bottom, a band of approximately 10 cm. And then I sew that band on the bottom of the other shirt so it looks like you're wearing one shirt on top of the other.

Or, alternatively, cut off the bottom of a t-shirt, cut a band of fabric and sew that on the top of your shirt and sew the bottom piece on again.

Or.... Cut off the shirt just below your boobs. Trace the cut off piece on a piece of other fabric and add extra length. Sew the fabric on the top of the shirt.

Hope I wrote it in an understandable way. Good luck!

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couple of weeks!? damn, im itching to see if i won,, did you enter anything Marieke?

thanks for the tips, i like your first suggestion, im not sure about the one where i cut the shirt under my boobs cuz ill cut through the images, i literally dont have a single shirt that doesnt have a picture on the front, lol. but thankyou, and yes i understood Tongue

anyone else??

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But maybe cutting throught the images and adding a different one could be kinda cool.

I entered 3 things to the contest but I saw so many great things that I'm not expecting to win anything. Did you?

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I hate short shirts too.The simple thing that i do is,that I take a shirt without sleeves,you know the ones that have the T letter on the back(I dont know how you call it) and then I just wear the shorter one on it.It looks great.So its like your wearing a longer strapped shirt under your short shirt.

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You could always cut off the sleeves, stitch it up (kinda like a boob tube) and add some cute material to cover you chest, so it looks like you are wearing layers? You could add strappy straps or not if you wanted... I probably am not making much sense, so I will show you either how-to's or creations with pictures demonstrating what I mean.

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/black_avenged_sevenfold_tank_top

Something similar to this, but you could make straps from the material from the band shirt and sew it onto the band shirt? Or like, in this creation, I might have pulled the band top down abit to see abit more green shirt... if you get what I mean?

I hope I've made some sense, if not then just ignore this post lol

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layers seems to be the solution here, im working on something right now, hopefully it works. ill post it if it comes out well.

thanks everyone for helping me out

Marieke: i entered 3 things too, i think i might have a chance with 2 of the things.

BecStar: i like the idea you gave me the link for, might try that.

thankyouuuuuuuuuu


xoxoxo

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hazaa!!! i did it, i made a shirt into a singlet of normal length. wil post project, stupid me didnt take a before photo cuz i ddnt think it would actually work, but it did and im really happy with it, wore it to work today actually.

yay! now to do everyother shirt in my closet :S

x rach

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hazaa!!! i did it, i made a shirt into a singlet of normal length. wil post project, stupid me didnt take a before photo cuz i ddnt think it would actually work, but it did and im really happy with it, wore it to work today actually.

yay! now to do everyother shirt in my closet :S

x rach

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I usely wear a longer tank under if I can find one, but I like these ideas

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i like the longer shirt underneath but that means buing motr clothes PLUS its summer in asutralia atm and its way to hot to even be wearing 1 layer of clothing haha

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Yaaaaaaay... go you, I'd love to see it.

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i posted it as a project on my page. tell me what you think.

x

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OMG I saw your project ages ago and didn't even realise (DUH!!) I love that project it is a-may-zing!!

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thankyouuuuu!

today is my last day of work then im on xmas holidays, 11 paid days off! wohoo!

plan of attack... do as many shirts as i can! hopefully they wont take as long as the first cuz i know what im doing now. and ill make sure to take BEFORE photos to show and ill add it to my project.

also! my news yrs resolution is to learn pattern making and to do harder stuff. i think i can do some pretty tricky things but i want to make a corset with ribbing etc... i think that will be an awesome challenge.

enough of my blabbing on cuz its 5:30 in the morning and i should get ready for work

byeeeeeeee

x

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