Got the silk gi type top done for my BIL. Now have to run to the post
office and get it in the mail today.
a little funny on the dummy. But that dummy is nowhere near thesize/shape the shirt was made for. lol
Oh! This isn't quite as good as James telling Kate he had zero pants, but
Wed. night the boy tells me he needs a long sleeved dress shirt for 5th
grade graduation on Friday. Well, he's 11, and it's summer. We all know
that shirt is good for one wearing right? By Fall, the chances of it still
fitting are slim to none. And he's not going to have a whole lot of call
for long sleeved dress shirts over the summer.
So I dug in DH's closet. Found a shirt that had shrunk on him. (it really
did sleeves are 2" too short now.) Really nice baby blue and white tiny
check. A Claiborne TYVM. Pin fit to the boy. Scary thing was the fit
wasn't Too Far off. lol Sleeves were about 3 1/2" too long. And side
seams needed to come in about 2" on each side.
Cut the side seams open. Cut the sleeves off. (did not cut the underarm
seam open) Took in the side seams. Did not flat fell the seams, serged
allowance on the inside and set aside. Trimmed the sleeve heads down. Set
the sleeves in, serged that seam allowance. Looked to see which way flat
fell lies on sleeve (original seam.) Pressed sideseam allowance over to
match, faked flat fell by stitching twice on outside. Repeated that same
around the shoulder side of the armscye. Hemmed the shirt. Stitched the
bottom buttonhole closed. Called it a day.
Looked really good on him. Will see if I have any pictures close enough to
show the shirt. That was down and dirty altering, but in this case will
work quite well enough. ;)
- posted 13 years ago