SHOW SOME SHOULDER FOR $4
Here’s what you need…
- Thrifted men’s shirt (this Country Road one was $2 at a rummage sale) …make sure it’s long enough to cover you. I went with an XL to be on the safe side.
- About two metres of thick elastic (I found 2m at Kmart for $2)
- Tape measure or ruler
Here’s how you do it…
1. Pull out a tape measure or ruler and draw a line across the shoulders right below the top button to maximise length
2. Turn the shirt inside out and fold about an inch of the shirt back on itself so there’s enough room for your elastic and pin it down. It helps if you iron it a little to keep it in place but no dramas if you can’t be bothered! I found the shoulders a little tricky as it dips a little right on the end where it’s chopped so use the shoulders as a starting point for the fold down.
3. Sew along the fold but leave an inch gap so you can feed the elastic through
4. Measure the elastic by wrapping it around your shoulders till it feels tight enough
5. Feed it through the gap by strapping it onto a butter knife with a hair tie till it comes out the other end
6. Sew the elastic ends together and then finish the hem to seal it off