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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Armholes Are Too Low

Hello Refashion Co-op. My project today is a quick fix for a shirt that was too big. Well, just a little too big. The armholes are too low. They are revealing way too much. But I like this shirt, so I decided to try and save it.

First of all I knew I had to get rid of the tie in the back. It made me look pregnant. I connected the two pieces and made a belt that went around my whole body. It was more flattering that way.

To fix the armholes, I followed the existing shoulder seams and made a new seam about 1/2 an inch in. I cut off the extra fabric and tried it on.

Here is the new shoulder from the outside. The loose ruffle sleeve hides a multitude of sewing sins and I couldn't have done this with a fitted sleeve.

For more pictures and details go to I Can Work With That.
Thanks, now go make something fun for yourself.


Heidi said...

Nice save! That worked out well which is good. Nice pattern and colors to the topπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

Chickie Walsh said...

Thanks Heidi!

jennifer elliott said...

I love all your refashions! Cute and quick! This shirt is no different. I would love to peek at your closet.

Jennifer, EOD

Chickie Walsh said...

haha Thanks Jennifer! You would see quite a crowded mess in that closet. It seems to be the overflow closet for the whole house.