Remember the t-shirt I stenciled, only it did not fit properly due to it being a men’s t-shirt?
Well, I altered it using a t-shirt that fits me as a guide. I took in the shoulders, shortened the sleeves, and added side panels of knit fabric to give me room in the bust.
My gal pals over at the Capsule Wardrobe Sewalong Facebook group helped me problem solve a bit for this one. I didn’t have a ton of fabric to work with, so I was a bit stumped at how to proceed, and what exactly needed to be adjusted. Usually I try to buy shirts that are way too big in order to make alterations easier. This t-shirt was way too big in the shoulders, but not big enough in the chest. Tricky. Very Tricky.
I should have done a FBA (full bust adjustment) because there is still some pulling in the boob area, but I am pretty satisfied with the fit now! It is amazing how much more flattering a shirt can be when it fits in the shoulders.
Have you ever adjusted the fit of a store-bought t-shirt?