So I recently refashioned one of my shirts for work
It was big and boxy and hideous
I refused to wear such an ill-fitting shirt
But my boss is being a stickler on the shirt thing this year, which I understand
So I had to fix them
You can find my previous post here
I had a comment from this lovely girl Kalliemack
She suggested I do a tutorial
Well here it is....
Turn your shirt wrong side out and lay it out flat.
Make sure to line up all your seams on the hem and sleeves
|yes I realize this photo is totally crappy :(|
Next take a shirt that fits you well and lay it on top as a guide
Again, make sure your hem and sleeves match up perfectly
At this point I would use a water soluble marker and just draw an outline for sewing,
but with a black shirt, it's better to use pins.
To keep things looking professional, measure the same amount on the sleeves and armpits to be cut off. This will keep your shirt from looking uneven or wonky.
Also try and make the sides as close to identical as possible.
So then you just sew where you drew your line, or put your pins.
I used a regular straight stitch.
I also backstitched several times and the hem and sleeves to give it extra strength and durability.
Last, use pinking sheers and cut off the extra fabric.
Turn right side out and marvel at your sewing abilities!
You can do this to just about any shirt that doesn't fit your form properly.
I did this on a previous refashion you can check out here
Now find all your boxy, frumpy shirts and make them new again!