Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saving a Shirt with Shoulder Seam Adjustment


 #81 Back to School Wardrobe

REFLECTIONS:  Last August I self-challenged to: Shop from the closet. 
  • No new / used clothing for this school year, until this August.
  • This year of no shopping has expanded to include Charlie’s closet..
BEFORE: From Charlie's closet.
  • Thrifted nearly new, shirt was too large in shoulders.
  •  Shoulders were too wide and the sleeves came down below his elbows.
  • Narrow shouler adjustments were needed in many of my own Re-fashions.  
STEPS:
  • Remove sleeves.
  • Trim 2 1/2 “ total, 1 1/2“ off on the shoulder and 1” off of the sleeves.
  • Re-insert sleeves. Serge.
NOTE: When I trimmed the shoulders back, the arm cycle was naturally enlarged. The sleeve was adjusted to fit into the larger opening. And ½” seam was taken to adjust the arm cycle opening at the side seam.

AFTER:  Charlies shirt that fits.
  • Much appreciated in this no shopping year.

AFTER
Edge of board marks
change in shoulder seam
DURING

AFTER: Edge of board marks shoulder
seam spot before adjustment
Removed 1 1/2"' inch shoulder
1" from sleeve cap
   
BEFORE:
Paper marks before width of shouler
BEFORE: Too wide shoulder
Too long sleeve

3 comments:

Chickie Walsh said...

You are very nice to refashion for your hubby. It looks greato too.
Hickok EOD

Chickie Walsh said...

Chickie EOD
Autocorrect got a little crazy.

RanchHouse said...

Thanks Chickie,
Re-fashioning in his closet is helping to stay focused on Re-fashions and to keep me out of the stores.