Ever have a shirt you love that’s too small? Here’s a way to make it fit.
- Find a knit shirt like a t-shirt or Henley shirt in a coordinating color with the same sleeve length.
- Open the side seams and inside sleeve seams of the shirt
- Cut a strip out of each side of the knit shirt. Be sure to keep the side seams. Center the side/sleeve seams in the middle of the strips you cut.
- Insert the strips of the knit shirt into the side and sleeve seams of the “too small” shirt and sew them in place.
- Voila! A shirt that fits with a little stretch and give so you can move and be comfortable.
Here’s an example of a George Roth shirt I modified. I’m not a fan of a shirt collar, I removed the collar, cut a scoop neckline and used the extra fabric to make a ruffle for the new neckline. I did this with the help of a tailor, but the project could be easily done as a DIY.
Want more ideas?