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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Oceanic Airlines

I like having merchandise from my favourite shows. And often I like it to be a bit subtle.
For example, instead of having a Buffy t-shirt that says 'Buffy' on it or has SMG's face on it, I have a Sunnydale High School T-shirt.
And instead of a t-shirt that just says Lost on it, I have this Oceanic Airlines shirt.
The only problem is that I don't think the people who make the shirts anticipate there being petite fans, so all my shirts are massive and usually man sizes.
They're good for wearing with a pair of leggings if I'm just gonna be in the house all day, but some times I want to take my love for that tv show outside.

This is where the tutorial I found on a.steed's.life comes in.
How to make a large t-shirt into a fitted tee.

The key is to just use a shirt that fits you really well as a template.
Then you sew up the sides, make new sleeves and hem it if needed.

I was going to cut short sleeves but I quite like these half-sleeves made from the originals.
This shirt fits perfectly now, I love it.
I even think the logo looks better with the proportions of this shirt compared to on the original. 


  1. I have this exact problem, I've sewn up a couple shirts and this is definitely the easiest way to do it.

  2. This is such a great idea! I really like the end result - it fits you like a gem!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!


  3. WOW. this is the best; i have so many shirts i couldn't throw away due to nostalgia but that i couldn't wear due to looking like a frump. thank you!!


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