Yesterday I ran a road race. I don't run a lot of races, but enough to end up with a drawer full of cotton race tees that I almost never wear. They are usually too big and boxy for my taste. As we're driving back from the race my husband says "I bet you could fix up your shirt". Huh, why didn't I ever think of that before?
I'll apologize in advance, these photos were an afterthought, so they're not my best.
So I sat down and experimented. First, I deconstructed my shirt.
Then I used a pattern I traced from a favorite tee I have, and re-cut the shirt.
I reassembled the shirt with a new trim around the neck and sleeves. Now I have a tee I'll actually wear! I did the yellow one first and had some technical difficulties. I had to redo the neck a few times and ended up cutting into the printed part.
I also learned you should not iron over the print. It will melt and stick to your iron and make a big mess.
I dug out one of my older race shirts and this time, took my time, rather than racing through it, so to speak. Much better the second time.
Often times my sewing, like my running is less than perfect. But, I find if I take my time and try not focus so much on the finish line, I end up with a result I'm happy with.
Here's to being less than perfect, but perfectly happy nonetheless.