In the very early days of LC, I had asked for suggestions on how to add space in a t-shirt sleeve, and many of you came to the rescue! I put that information to the back of my head, and didn’t do anything about it until today. I had my daughter try on her too tight shirt so I could get an idea of where she needed space. We decided that the darned fitted shirt style is annoying, and didn’t look right.
So, I decided to just tear out (turns out, just trimming with scissors alongside) the seam and sew a 2" strip from leftover soccer jersey fabric on each edge from sleeve to bottom. This gave her more room, but the sleeves were still too tight and she likes looser clothing, so I tore out one side of each seam and sewed in another 2" in strip.
I had her wear it while we went out and played some backyard badminton to be sure she liked the fit before I took the time to go ahead and reinforce seams.
After 30 min or so of badminton, she still is happy, so I will reinforce the seams. I have a couple more shirts (This same one, in a smaller size, which we purchased first and was too small. We hoped the next size up would work, but didn’t either. She also has another shirt. This same fix should work for both. Woohoo!)