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Got my girl a nice fleece lined flannel shirt, even though it is a small it is pretty baggy on her. It is a inexpensive item and I am wondering if I can take in the side seams to make it more of a tailored look. The seams are overlocked with a 5 thread all I have is a 4 here. Can I do it that way , would I need to put darts in or something I am totally not prepared to do ?
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Ron Anderson

Got my girl a nice fleece lined flannel shirt, even though it is a small it is pretty baggy on her. It is a inexpensive item and I am wondering if I can take in the side seams to make it more of a tailored look. The seams are overlocked with a 5 thread all I have is a 4 here. Can I do it that way , would I need to put darts in or something I am totally not prepared to do ?
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Bobbie Sews More
Ron, you might want to add an additional line of stitching using your lockstitch machine. Probably not absolutely necessary, but if the original was done with five threads, it can't hurt.
If you are planning on starting right at the armscye, you should be able to taper in to the waist area, then back out toward the hem. if you have to take the upper sleeve in as well it's a little more complicated.
As for darts, I don't think they would be necessary unless the front and back seams are not the same length. If the front is a little longer, you can either make a small bust dart or just a create tuck or two to adjust the front seam's length.
Good luck!
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BEI Design
:> Got my girl a nice fleece lined flannel shirt, even though it :> is a small it is pretty baggy on her. It is a inexpensive :> item and I am wondering if I can take in the side seams to :> make it more of a tailored look. The seams are overlocked with :> a 5 thread all I have is a 4 here. Can I do it that way , :> would I need to put darts in or something I am totally not :> prepared to do ?
:Ron, you might want to add an additional line of stitching using :your lockstitch machine. Probably not absolutely necessary, but if :the original was done with five threads, it can't hurt.
:If you are planning on starting right at the armscye, you should be :able to taper in to the waist area, then back out toward the hem. :if you have to take the upper sleeve in as well it's a little more :complicated.
:As for darts, I don't think they would be necessary unless the front :and back seams are not the same length. If the front is a little :longer, you can either make a small bust dart or just a create tuck :or two to adjust the front seam's length.
You can use safety pins to mark out about what you're goint to take out, and see how it fits, before you commit to sewing.
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David Scheidt

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