My K looooves Spider Man. Knows the characters far better than I do. It’s a good thing her Dad likes to keep up with those storylines for dinnertime conversation. But Spider Man shirts are always cut for boys. And while I can handle that it’s not pink and purple…. can I girl it up a little? I say yes.
One boy shirt.
Two scraps of ribbon.
Two scraps of fusible interfacing.
A stitch ripper or small scissors.
An iron, pins, thread.
Start by ripping out the seams around the arm holes and around the bottom hem. This will make a nice little mess.
Unroll and iron these flat.
Fold pleats into each arm, pinning and fiddling until the more or less match.
Stitch down the pleats to hold ’em still.
Tack a bit of ribbon at the top. Use fusible interfacing here if your ribbon doesn’t stay put well on its own, depending on the weight and width of the ribbon.
Stitch down the ribbon, folding it under at the edge and catching it underneath. I used a zigzag stitch. I thought it looked okay at this point, having no more boxy arms, but I decided to fold the neck edge in half and pin it, and then zigzag all the way around.
Lastly, apply to a kid who looks like they’d like a girlified boy shirt. Like this one. Who now wears it with a tutu. Very fashion forward.