Materials: 1 yd of jersey (originally i had 1 yd and then i cut a lot out of it, so it was hard to cut out the 2 pcs but i managed. you could try with less than a yard if you'd prefer...), v neck t-shirt that fits well, thread, sewing machine, scissors
1. Put your t-shirt on the fabric and cut around it, adding seam allowance and making sure you have a lot of fabric underneath the armpit, or else you won't be able to get into the shirt.
2. Cut 2 pcs that look like a bubble t-shape with large gussets under the armpit.
3. Fold your 1st piece in half and cut out a v-neck. Don't do what I did and fold both pieces in half. I ended up cutting a small snip in the back; but I'll show you later how I fixed it.
4. With the 2nd piece cut a small curve in the back, using your t-shirt as a guide. So the first piece has a lower neckline and the 2nd only has a slight curve.
5. Sew the shoulder seams together.
6. Sew the side seams together.
7. You're done!
The lazy way to bundle up scraps and garbage:
If you're like me and cut a snip in the back... (and you can use this anywhere you've messed up for a patch)
First, I went over the cut with a tiny whipstitch, joining the 2 sides together. After that, I drew a design in pen, making the cut part of the design. My design was a spool of thread and a needle, and some words written in thread that say 'mayonayse.' Get it? Mayo-nay-se? Because my name's Naomi? Nay? G-get it? see... never mind.
Anyways, embroider over your design and you've hidden the snip! Except my letters were super messy and my mom thought 'mayonayse' said 'mother.' And here I was thinking I was so clever...
As you can see here, I used a satin stitch to cover up the whipstitch rip as part of the design. You can look up some basic embroidery stitches online.
Hope you enjoy! :)
And this is what my sister made:
Here's her inspiration:
I might add a tutorial if you're interested. o(^__^o) Have a great day!