TMNT Muscle Tee Refashion / by Stephanie Foster

TMNT Muscle Tee Refashion

TMNT Muscle Tee Refashion

This project was inspired by THIS Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Muscle Tee (below) spotted at Forever21.

Forever 21 TMNT Muscle Tee Inspiration

Forever 21 TMNT Muscle Tee Inspiration

Ok, Ok....So I know the F21 version is only $9.80 which is reasonable, until I found this tee on mega clearance at Target in the Boys Section (size XL)

BEFORE

BEFORE

I picked it up for only a couple of bucks and decided it should be super easy to refashion this into a muscle tee!

I started by chopping off the arms which was easy but once I put it on, I realized the boxy cut designed for boys made the arm holes super gapy...

Finished muscle tee with darts

Finished muscle tee with darts

Yes, I should have gotten a photo of what the gaping arm holes looked like, but alas, I didn't so you will have to use your imagination.

I decided it was time for me to delve into the world of DARTS. A terrifying new territory for me but I figured now was as good a time as any!

Darting was nowhere near as difficult as I had built it up to be in my mind! I just folded over some of the excess fabric while wearing the tee, pinned it, and sewed!

Sewing Darts

Sewing Darts

The darts did exactly what I wanted them to and made the tee lay much better on the body!

Darts Doin' Their Thing

Darts Doin' Their Thing

And here's the finished product! Not bad for a couple of bucks and about 15 min of time!

Finished Muscle Tee with Jean Jacket

Finished Muscle Tee with Jean Jacket