Shirt Too Small? FIX It!

By Marisa Glied

April 28, 2015 – Too Small Shirt Fix

I originally bought this shirt to use just for the material because did you notice one small detail?


Here let me zoom in…

Yep EXTRA SMALL and it looks like it shrunk in the dryer too! I could probably squeeze into this but it would be in no way comfortable! The more I looked at this shirt the more I liked it as a shirt and not just material. So the next best thing is to add some fabric and make it fit!

I used my seam ripper to take out both side seams. Then I cut two long rectangles of lace fabric about 3 inches wide and pinned it in place.

Then I sewed….and sewed-then I was ready to make some hot wings because my parents were coming over for dinner!!!

Side shot! And noo I’m not smelling my armpit!

Happy Refashioning!!!

To see more of Marisa’s work, visit her website at: TheRefashStash.


My name is Marisa, phonetically that’s Marie-sa and I am the writer of TheRefashStash. I started TheRefashStash 2 years ago when I seriously got into sewing as a hobby. You could say I have been refashioning before I even knew what refashioning was! I started by paining my own custom t-shirts, taking in clothes and then making my own prom dress! What is refashioning, you may ask? To me refashioning is taking an article of clothing and making it something new! This could be as simple as changing buttons on a shirt or making a suit jacket into a fabulous new purse! Refashioning is all about being creative! TheRefashStash is also a contributor on the community refashion blog: Refashion Co-Op. I have also participated in the friendly online sewing competitions: Refashion Runway Season 3, and came in 3rd place in Refashion Runway Season 4: Allstars.

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