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Happy 2013 baseball fans!! This week’s t-shirt features the Cincinnati Reds and if it doesn’t inspire you to keep your hit the gym resolutions, nothing will!
The design for this t-shirt is inspired by #50 Sean from the book, 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim, and Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special.
Follow the steps below for a unique spin on the everyday MLB shirt:
1. I ordered this shirt off of MLB.com in the clearance section for $12.98 in a medium.
2. Using chalk I drew out the cut lines for the top, trying to make them as even as possible.
3. I cut along the lines, which were the same for the front and back. The book suggests starting at the armpit and moving toward the shoulder seam like the first picture below.
4. I tied the sleeve flaps into knots on each side and got my final result.
5. An optional step is to sew the bottom of the shirt to the neck to create a a turtleneck like top. I didn’t think that was very summery and thought it might cover up the Cincy logo, so skipped that step.
I thought the result was cute, but a little risque for my taste. If I wore this to a park, I would add a white cami underneath, but I could see this shirt being a hit on the right person! I really like the sleeves, so next time I make this shirt, I won’t cut off the bottom all the way. Actually the bottom might be a fun part to experiment with- maybe cutting the bottom at an angle or fringing it instead. This design was super easy and the more I think about it- very versatile! Enjoy your options!!
Check out my previous posts for more DIY shirts:
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