With these ridiculously hot temps we’ve been having this spring and summer, the last thing I want to get at a summer race is a short-sleeve shirt. Dear Race Directors: If your race takes place in June, July, August, go with tanks/singlets instead.

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been racing a lot this year, which means I’m starting to acquire quite a collection of race shirts. Luckily they are mostly dry-fit / performance / tech / whatever you call them. But, they are all short-sleeved. (I even got a long sleeve race shirt in May! Oh the humanity.) Which is fine in early spring when the high is 60. But my “short-sleeve shirts” to “necessity of short-sleeves” ratio is getting imbalanced.

So I decided to solve that problem.

 

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Here, let me get all DIY Crafty Blogger on you. Hope you can keep up …

These are scissors.

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Cut off the sleeves and the neckline, basically at the seams.

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If you prefer a crewneck, you’re done. If you prefer v-neck, match up the seams on either shoulder. Cut a straight line that follows the new neckline from that seam down to the front. So you’ll basically be cutting off the little upturn you see below. That’s the best I can explain it. Teacher, I am not.

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That’s it. Marvel at how freaking crafty you are. Move over, Martha Stewart. And these won’t fray in the wash. However, you will have big arm holes … wear these with your “nice” sports bras.

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