Well, maybe a minor one.
This past weekend was our annual women's conference (no choir on Sunday...the stage wasn't reset and we didn't have risers...). You know how it is at these events....there are goodies available w/ the conference logo or the Women's Ministry logo. Ours is SHE....which stands for Seeking His Embrace.
I worked the registration area. I mean, it was kinda my responsibility. And we were wearing She-wear from past conferences.
Only I was short a t shirt. I only had two SHE shirts for the three day conference. So, I figured I needed to get another, so I'm good for next year.
Now, church staff had been allowed to shop the merch for an hour at lunchtime on Thursday, so we would have a chance at purchasing merchandise, since it always sells out. And they had a tunic (or dress, for the younger set) that I fell in love with. It was the Choir Red...you'll see it soon...and I got that; but I was saving it for Choir on Sunday. Besides, EVERYONE was wearing the red dress over the weekend. Er, everyone on staff was wearing it. Turned out the other staff and pastors loved it as much as I did and the staff nearly bought it out.
But it was Friday night before I decided I wanted a shirt as well as the dress. And baby, by Friday night the pickins was slim. But Saturday morning, I had a brainwave. And I went in and bought one of the few shirts they had left...in a size 1X. The lady that worked the counter almost wouldn't give it to me. 'It will swallow you whole!' She protested 'It's huge!'
But I assured her that was what I wanted...'I'm going to cut it down.'
And...here's the t-shirt, before and after:
But I'm very pleased with the results. Except for the size printing on the back that still says '1X - size 22-24'. 'Cause that ain't true now...lol...
ETA: I realized that I forgot to post the pattern I used as the basis for the recut...it's Vogue 9057, my TNT relaxed fit T. For the basics on how to cut down a T shirt using a pattern, click HERE