Shirt alterations

But first, killing time waiting for spring. 

Suuuper excited here

Bustin out!

Chillin on a pile of toys

Looking for spring

If anyone has a built-in playground in their house, please call me!

Okay, I say I 'altered' a shirt and not 'tailored' because, to me, tailoring is done by an expert. So be advised, my sewing skills are below novice. :)

At the beginning of March I turned 25+5, otherwise known as 30. :)
And I have a confession to make.
I still shop in the juniors department.

It's true.

Not exclusively, though. A cute top here and there.

Found a fun top online at Forever 21 last summer and it was on clearance for $5.
I ordered a large because *typically* juniors sizes run itty bitty. And I have a big rib cage, ok?? ;)

When it arrived I thought it looked a little big. But the cut of the shirt was supposed to be flowy. So I tried it on and it was a friggin' tent! And I had just had Emma and was soooo over wearing big clothes.

I almost took it to Goodwill but the 'diy-er' in me had to keep it just in case I could somehow fix it.

And now I'm finally getting around to making those alterations.

All right, here's the shirt. 

And as you can see, I have already chalked a line down each side and pinned where I want to sew. There was no measuring involved. I just eyeballed it.

On each side I ran a straight stitch and a zig-zag stitch down the length of the shirt.

Lastly, I cut off the excess fabric and I now have a better fitting shirt

Now to wait for summer,

One more picture. We're in double digits!


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