This is a pretty straight-forward reconstruction. If you’re looking for something to get your diy feet wet with, try this one.
Here’s a simple way to make that too-big Misfits tee you stole from your boyfriend into one that fits.
This works best with a t-shirt that is only slightly larger than you’d like. For a hugemongous shirt, this method will work better.
First, take your big shirt and turn it inside out.
Next, find a t-shirt that fits well. Lay that sucker on top of the bigger shirt.
It’s easiest if you line the shirts up by the collars.
Mark or pin (or both) around the smaller shirt.
Cut around the marked/pinned lines, leaving space for your seam allowance.
Sew where you’ve pinned, making sure you leave the collar, armholes, and bottom unsewn (it’d be hard to put the shirt on, otherwise). Harhar!
Hem the armholes and bottom of the shirt (optional, of course, since t-shirt won’t fray!).
Turn the shirt right side out and put it on. look in the mirror and dance around, because you’ve got a new shirt!
1. After flipping the too-big shirt inside out, put it on. Have someone pin it to you so that it fits. Sew where you’ve pin. hem, etc.
2. Grab and old shirt that fits, but that you are willing to “destroy”. Cut it apart along the seams. Use this as a pattern on your too-big shirt, and resize each piece (back, front, and sleeves) separately.