I have been wanting to make some new shirts for non-work related activities but haven’t had the time or funds to purchase the required knit fabric. D was kind enough to clean out his tshirt shelves yesterday and I walked away with 16 beauties! Most all are bike or liquor shirts, so they’re perfect of course!
The first is a vintage vodka shirt with sleeves from a bike shop shirt.
Next up is a 2007 Portland Soapbox Derby shirt with ridiculous orange cheetohs sleeves.
And finally, my favorite, D’s old Joey Dunlop shirt. One of his favorites that was just too big, too ratty and too yellowed. I did a soak in some baking soda and brightened them up a bit and cut them to fit and had a great time while making them.
Pattern: Vogue 8670, love it! I’ll definitely make more. They key is to make sure that the tshirt is several times too large for your size in the pattern as we’re not simply refashioning an existing shirt, but rather using it as fabric to cut a new one out.