Thursday, May 9, 2013

Taking in a Too Big Shirt

I have a bit of a muffin top.  It's the only part of my body I absolutely hate. . . I've made peace with the rest of me and actually enjoy my curves.  I hate that extra roll around my middle, though, and try to find shirts that cover it up.  Because of this I tend to buy shirts that are way too big.

I also shop online.  That makes returning clothing a big hassle and I don't like to do it very often.  I got some polo shirts on sale but they were a bit big and baggy.  I didn't like the fit.  I was also too lazy/cheap to pay the postage to return the shirts for an exchange.

I decided to take the shirts in at the side.

It's very easy.  Put your shirt on inside out and pin it where you want it to be sewn.  I draw a line to make sure it is even on both sides and to add a little bit of form to it.

Sew and flip right side out.  Enjoy!

If I do it again:

I will take before and after pics!  It's a HUGE difference!  I would suggest sewing twice on knits that are super stretchy - once with a long stitch and once with a zig zag to the inside of the long stitch.  I am sure there is a stitch especially for knits but we all know I don't know it. . . . and don't particularly care to know it!

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