Taking in shoulder seams are a big and essential part to refashioning oversized shirts! Of course, taking in the side seams and the sleeves are number one and pretty easy, but the trickiest part to taking in a big shirt, in my opinion, is trying to get the should seams to hit your shoulders, and not half way down your upper arm. So, I have a few tricks up my sleeve! No pun intended. First, the hardest way, yet the best looking is to chop off the sleeve at the shoulder, re-pin further in, then sew. But it is time consuming and hard. And I hate that way. So, an easier way is by taking the a shirt’s passant! Whats that you ask? Read further below for definitions ans instructions.
By the way….these are new shoes I thrifted today for 4 dollars baby! Oh, and thanks mom for the shirt…also thanks for not liking how it fit on you because now it is MINE! All mine.
shirt: piperlime pants/earrings: f21 shoes: thrifted
top with passant
sewing machine or needle and thread
flexible measuring tape
fabric pen or marking chalk
So, part one of taking in your shoulders when you refashion…..is how to take in a shoulder strap or passant. All you do is measure how much length you want out of the shoulder, then pin the passant’s right sides together making sure the amount of fabric is left out and sew. Here you can cut out the remaining and iron OR you can sew and top stitch is back down! EASY! Coming up soon…part 2!