#11 Sewing / Refashioning - Oh la la that décolleté!
Sometimes I buy something only to realize later it's not as perfect as I thought it is in the store.
Not sure if you can see it properly but the original neckline of this shirt was so low, actually half of my bra was seen. I really don't know for which type of non-existent boobs this shirt should be! I don't think anyone could wear this with the waistband below their boobs.
And this waistband makes it look kind of stupid when you just pull it up.
So I needed to alter it.
How to do it (it's really easy)Just take a piece of paper and put it into the shirt as it lies flat. Draw the outlines of the current neckline and then your desired new neckline onto the paper. For the curves you can use anything you can find to help yourself (such as big round baskets or bowls).
Cut it out on the paper, transfer it onto your fabric and cut that out - don't forget to add ~1cm for the seam allowance on every side!
Then first hem the new neckline (try out a twin needle as I did, it's way more easy than I thought), afterwards you just sew it onto your shirt - voilà!
If you want, add something for decoration then, like buttons or a border.
Now there's only one thing left to do: Be happy about your new shirt and wear it!
If something's not clear for you or if you wish for some photographs or detailled instructions on how to do it, feel free to ask (comment below).
Have you ever had such low-neckline-cases and how did you solve it?
Have a motivated friday,