So I have had this shirt for....forever..Seriously, I'm talking at least 5 years. For a whitish shirt that is a looong time for me. I'm not ashamed to admit that I get the worst armpit stains on my white shirts..too much information? Probably, but I'm betting I'm not the only one who this happens to. So let's just say that this shirt had seen better days. It's still a cute shirt though, and I LOVE stripes. So I've been keeping it in my closet, but knowing deep down that it had to go :( Then I came up with the brilliant idea of cutting it down and making it "Marlee" size!! Like most of my projects, I didn't really have a plan and decided to wing it..I'm sure I wouldn't have so many problems, and would have better results if I actually made a pattern and followed it. Oh well, it's how I roll. Anyway, I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out, although I wish the sleeves were a little shorter (Let's pretend I meant to make them that long :/).
See those pits?? Gross right?
I don't have much of a tutorial..I grabbed a loose/almost peasant style shirt that fits Marlee, and used it as a template. I put it on my shirt and traced the outline (not the sleeve part, just the front and back piece..) and cut to her size. It looked like this after I cut it:
Then I sewed the sides up, from the bottom of the shirt to the bottom of the armpit. And then from the neck to the top if the arm. The sleeves were pretty tricky..I kinda just eyed it, and sewed them to the body...This is seriously no help..lol. Well, since I'm sure none of that made sense, I will now show you pictures of my cute girl wearing her new shirt :)