NO-SEW DIY T-SHIRT
I love a graphic t-shirt, but as a short curvy woman, but most graphic t-shirts have a “unisex” fit which has a high crew neckline and long snug sleeves that aren't really my jam. I have mastered no-sew, no measure, no tools needed except a decent pair of scissors way to cut my t-shirts for a more feminine fit.
I am going to show how I do these easy DIY t-shirt modifications with a favorite t-shirt of mine
Cut along the sleeve's hem, removing the stitching along with the extra length
Snip right along the edge, and when finished, give a little tug and gently stretch the sleeve so the unfinished edge curls. There is no need to finish the edge; it won't fray.
A better fitting t-shirt AND two new headbands? Win/win!
Do exactly what you did with the sleeves. Turn the t-shirt inside out and cut along the neck band, removing it. This simple modification will instantly open the neckline while still covering bra straps.
At the crossover shoulder to neck seams, cut across it, using the ribbed neck band and not the seaming as your guide. I promise these seams will not unravel even with multiple trips through the washer and dryer.
How the shirt looks after just cutting out the neck band and trimming off the sleeve hems
I usually desire a bit more of a scoop in the front. To do that, I have the shirt rightside out, and match up the shoulder seams so the “front” of the shirt is the sleeve, not the graphic.
With a tailor's marking pencil, a bit of bar soap, or even the more crumbly sidewalk chalk, I'll draw a little smaller than what I think will be the right angle.
For this sweatshirt I bought one size larger and just cut out the neck band and tugged; no other modification. I often cut off the hem band of sweatshirts as well for more comfort and a cute look.