Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bubble Shirt Tutorial

I was cleaning out my closet a week or so ago and I came across this shirt. I doubt I have worn it but I wanted to keep it. I love the top of it but the bottom was way too big. It made me feel like I was wearing a maternity top. After staring at myself in it for a while inspiration struck and I got a brilliant idea!
You can take a shirt like this one and make it into a “bubble shirt” in a matter of minutes.  Look for a shirt that opens up pretty wide at the bottom and a little long so it hits you a little below your hips… like right on your butt. I bet it would work great for a maternity top too… flattering I think :) If I had a little girl you can bet I would search for a shirt to cut open and redo like mine too. Try it out it is super easy! Here is the quick tutorial. Enjoy!

The shirt I used had a nice and wide hem at the bottom so I simply cut into it at the seam line to make an opening for my elastic.

Next, take your elastic and attach it to a safety pin.

Push your elastic through the entire bottom and adjust it to how tight you want it to fit.

With your shirt inside out, pin the shirt and elastic ends together and sew up your opening.
VIOLA, a much better fit now!
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Janet Metzger, Artist said...

What a wonderful and creative idea...well done! I have a few tops like that in my closet....hmmmmm ;-)

Janet xox

Anne said...

Oooh, that's SOO cute!!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


Anne said...

Whoops - wrong link. here's the correct one:


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Found you at Craft Gossip! This is great, very nice silhouette.

Linda said...

I love this tutorial! I must admit that after having my baby nearly 9 weeks ago and after losing nearly all my pregnancy pounds I've just been eating too much. My regular clothing doesn't quite fit right but I don't want to portray the image of I'm expecting again so soon. This seems the perfect solution to expanding my wardrobe and still being able to use up my maternity tops (which I'm holding onto- just in case we have a surprise in the next couple of years). Thank you for sharing!

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