Let me start by saying I don’t sew. I have a sewing machine and I know the general idea of how to use it but I’m no good at it. So when I saw this pin: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/tshirt_shrug I thought, sure that’s cute, for someone else to do.
I then folded the shirt down about an inch all the way around and pinned it and it was ready to sew. I took a picture of this pins but it didn’t turn out so use your imagination : )
You’ll notice it’s not exactly even, or sewn in a straight line even but I figured it would be gathered so it really didn’t matter. I was correct, you can’t tell in the finished product.
I’m very happy with how this turned out, although there are few small areas that could be improved. I might have to go find a couple thrift store t-shirts and make a few more. I think I will be cutting the ribbon a little so the tie isn’t so long and probably putting a little dart in it so it doesn’t fall out when I wash it.
If you have been thinking about doing this but aren’t a great sewer like me, don’t worry, there is a lot of room for error in this project because its so gathered. I’m wearing mine right now to the grocery store. Happy Monday everyone!!