Here is the finished product:
My usual photographer was at school, in 6th grade, learning about fractions or something.
I started with a really big shirt- See how sad I look? Ridiculous!
So, I got to work:
I laid out the shirt and measured a little line from the armpit to about 5" down from the top of the seam:
And then drew a diagonal line from the armpit to about 3" in from each side
Cut our the neckline, hemmed it, sewed along all my red lines, added some rutching on the bottom 6" of the sides and BEHOLD:
Decidedly less lame.