Monday, July 9, 2012

Married Monday: Pinterest Challenge Results

Friday Night, Brian and I got to see The Amazing Spider-man movie!  I've been waiting years since Spider-man 3 and I was super excited.  We had a horrible thunderstorm that night, so we had to run from the packed parking lot to the theatre.  The movie was great and a completely different story line than the last three.  I can't wait for the sequel.

The next morning, I was super pumped to complete my first Pinterest DIY craft for the Pinterest Challenge.  I finally narrowed down which shirt I wanted to use for my DIY Fitted Husband T-Shirt and the guest room was clear for me to start.

Example DIY Fitted Husband's T-shirt:

-From Connect the Dotsons:

Chela's DIY Fitted Husband's T-shirt:


1. Pick a large shirt to work with.  I have so many Mario shirts, so I decided to pick one that I wouldn't cry over if I messed it up.
2. It was an XL.
3. Turn the shirt inside out.
4. The original creater eyeballed the edges.  I decided to overlay a fitted t-shirt that I already had.
5. I folded the shirt in half and cut around the sides.
6. I also cut the bottom.
7. Fringes!
8. Double knotted the fringes.
9.  I turned the shirt on the right side.

I loved this easy project.  Even though I love to sew, I chose this project because it was really simple and I always wanted a fitted video game shirt.  When I wore these shirts, I always tied it in knots, which usually made my back sore if I had to drive.  The project took less than an hour and it wasn't messy at all. 

The only problem I had with this project were the sides of the shirt.  If you didn't tie the knots tight, it created gaps.  The creator of the project did suggest putting on a shirt underneath.  I also slept in it to see how it stood up to other conditions before I put it in the wash and some of the fringes poked through the double knotted seams in the morning.  I did wash the shirt yesterday, so I will give you all an update of how that went.

Overall, I loved it being my first real DIY craft.  If I were to do it again, I would sew it.

The shirt didn't do too well in the wash.  The fringes showed on the outside and the gaps got larger.  :-(


  1. Sweet - having a t-shirt that actually fits and flatters. Nice job!

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