December 12, 2015

#11 Sewing / Refashioning - Oh la la that décolleté!

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!
It has some kind of wasteband which makes it look stupid when you just pull it up.

So I needed to alter it.

This is very easy to do.
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. For the curves you can use anything you can find to help yourself (such as big round baskets).
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 on - 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 a motivated friday,

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