A few weeks ago, the delightful Bonne Marie over at Chicknits posted a tutorial about bossing around your knitting. I've been thinking about it ever since. So today, I decided to boss around my first ChicKami.
I used one of my fave Luddite T-shirts as a template and pinned it to the Chickami, then sewed the two seams on both sides. I was racing along having such fun doing it, that I managed to sew my t-shirt TO the tank at the top edge. Whoops! Nothing the stitch ripper couldn't fix though.
After getting the seams and reinforcements done, I tried on my tank. The new fit was pretty darn good, except I forgot to turn the damn thing inside out before I sewed it! Whoops! No problem though, I actually still had a little room, so I flipped it inside out and sewed a couple new seams again. The black thread and my black yarn matched WAY too well to even attempt to rip it out and do it properly. I'm patient, but not THAT patient.
Then came the fun part. Snip, snip, snip! I honestly didn't think I'd be able to do this when I started, but I said, 'what the hell, it's not like I can wear it like it is.' And yes, my scissors do say, "sewing only" on them. I used to have roommates that were constantly poaching my scissors for duties unrelated to fabric. I guess if I could boss them around, bossing my knitting is easy!
And there you have it, an uber quick tailoring job for a perfect fit. Thanks to Bonne Marie for showing us all how to do this!