Somewhere back in my blog, I told you about this shirt.
How I ended up with a Pepsi shirt, I really can't say. I don't drink Pepsi. I don't drink Diet Pepsi. I am a Diet Coke from the tap kind of girl. This shirt is a boxy man's t-shirt and its unattractiveness is only increased by the word "Pepsi" on the chest. Since it doesn't say anything on the back, however, I've been wearing it...false advertising in action. Anyway, I saw a tutorial on how to cut down a man's t-shirt (which I can't find to link for you!) and make it more wearable for a female and thought I'd give it a try. Plus, I'd been itching to try my hand at free-form applique and thought covering the Pepsi name would be the perfect opportunity.
First I used a seam-ripper and removed both sleeves. Then, I narrowed the cut of the shirt and, in so doing, cut smaller arm holes. Then I cut down the sleeves to make them cap sleeves and reattached them to the new arm holes. Sewed up the sides and I was done with the technical part.
For the fun part (the flower appliques), I just cut out some flowers I liked from a piece of fabric and sewed them on. (Presser foot UP...)
I like the way the shirt turned out, but now I'm wondering if I should cut off the ribbed collar and change the neckline and finish it up with bias tape...hmmmm...I am just using it for exercise, but I do like to wear cute things.