Do you love your Woot shirts but can't fit the new Anvil sizes? Do you love them?? Well, you can totally fix them. You don't even need to be an expert tailor to do it!
*disclaimer: Ochopika is not responsible for ruined shirts or sewing-related injuries*
You will need: Sewing machine, pins, pencil or marker, scissors.
Find an Anvil shirt that you want to be able to wear in public. Make sure it's been washed to avoid shrinkage issues.
Step 2: Find a t-shirt that really fits you nicely. It doesn't have to be a Woot shirt, but it does have to be smaller than your Anvil shirt.
Turn your anvil shirt inside-out. Lay it down as flat and even as you can. Make sure both sides of the shirt are lined up pretty evenly, though it's ok if they aren't perfect.
Place your fitted shirt on top of the Anvil shirt and flatten it out. Line up the shoulders of both shirts.
Use pins on the Anvil shirt to trace both side seams of the fitted shirt (including the "armpits" of the sleeves). Make sure the pins go through both sides of the shirt so that it stays properly aligned. You can precisely measure both sides if you want, but I find it's not necessary.
Use a pencil or marker to mark a dotted line about 1/2'' from the pins. This is to give the seam a little room so it doesn't have to be precise.
Now, cut along that dotted line on both sides.
Your shirt will look like this:
If it doesn't look like that, you're doing it wrong!
Sew up the sides of your Anvil shirt. Sew as close as you can to the pins. You'll be fine as long as you keep your seam straight and even. When you get to the sleeve keep close to the pins and gently turn the shirt. You can do it!
Your shirt should be all fixed now. Remember to turn it right-side-out before you wear it. *Also take the pins out, srsly. Thanks J5*. If the sides are lumpy or something you can trim the extra fabric on the inside of the seams.
Look, it totally fits now!
*note: My room now isn't absurdly pink, I swear. I'm in my old room at my parents' house.*