Kwik Sew Tshirt Alterations

The tshirt does not fit well. At all. The neckline is puckered and awkwardly stretched, the back is four inches higher than the front, the body is baggy, and all in all it is just very ugly.

So I need to fix this.

Step 1: Unpick the neckline.

Step 2: Even out the length of the front and the back.

Step 3: Redo the neckline. It’s already starting to stretch out. Follow this video:

 

Step 4: Find out how much longer I want it (including hem). Which is 8 inches. I don’t want to add it to the bottom, it looks sloppy. I don’t want lace, it’s too juvenile.

Option1: Cut off the shirt 2 inches below the chest. Then I will add a contrast panel. Follow this blog: https://mesewcrazy.com/2016/08/lengthen-t-shirt.html

VERDICT: No. I don’t want to undo everything I did. I will just go with:

Option2: Add the extra fabric at the bottom, at the hem. Cool thing I did: Cut out front, cut out back, and hem with fusible interfacing tape before sewing the two together. Then I’ll align the stripes at the bottom and work up from there. Sides get a half inch seam allowance. Top gets the same.

Step 5: Finish off the cuffs with the fusible interfacing tape.

Step 6: For the Anthropologie Couture Tshirt look: https://www.thelaststitch.com/2017/02/neckline-seam-with-decorative-ribbon/

 

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