My daughters’ school has “Camp Read-A-Lot” during the month of March. They bring home a calendar for the month with a simple assignment each day promoting reading. Today’s assignment is to wear a shirt with words on it. Well, that and it has to be green because it is St. Patrick’s Day. I hunted high and low for shirts that would work and didn’t require work from me. And, since these shirts will only be worn once or twice, I wanted cheap! I finally ended up with t-shirts from Wal-Mart (I’m kind of stuck on Wal-Mart lately—have you noticed? ;) but one was way too big. My daughter insisted that she wanted this particular shirt, so I had to work on it anyhow, but it wasn’t too bad.
(I should have had a “before” picture, but you all know what a too big t-shirt looks like! )
I snipped the inside of the hem of the shirt, threaded a 3/8 inch wide piece of elastic through the opening and…it fits!
For the hem, I had to cut off quite a bit, then I just flipped it under about 2 1/2 inches and sewed it down twice (a little wonky in some places, admittedly). I sewed 1/2 inch “channels” along the hem piece, snipped into each of them on the seam (inside) and then threaded more elastic through each one.
My daughter was thrilled with her shirt—I was just happy it all worked and it’s done!
I was pleased as punch to see that she chose to wear the St. Patrick’s Day hair clip I made last year. I love this girl!