Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Too Small :(

Little m and I recently went shopping. She needed some new clothes for church and play. She fell in love with this owl tank that came with a little jacket. Well, when we got home I realized that we had picked up the wrong size. She wanted to wear it the next day and I didn't want to go back to the mall and exchange it the same day. Too much mall for me.  I decided to add some material to the sides to make it bigger. My sewing garment sister is going to be proud of me. Even though I can sew garments, I can't stand sewing them! My mom had given Little m some gold lame (with a slash over the "e" to make is sound like an "a") this past summer. Perfect!
Too small :(

Yaaa!! Right size!! I took apart the side seams and made a paper pattern for the insert/panel. Voila!

Here's the paper pattern next to the gold lame fabric insert. So, if you have any shirts that are too small just add side inserts or panels. It was very easy to do. 
Happy sewing!!


  1. great idea! and it turned out so cute! I'll have to remember that idea for my little grand pies!
    have a great day

    1. It was really so easy, Vivian! At first I was scared ripping that seam out but once I got going there was no turning back. You can do it!

  2. Whoa nelly, I can't believe she got you to altar a garment, its good its gold lame b/c I was going to say "dip that thing in gold! and put it on a shelf" :) bet she loved wearing it! love you sister!

  3. Either I missed this post or my old brain erased it! Glad you saved the day with the gold lame. Cute.


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