+ taking in the shoulders: part 2

I find this tutorial super easy and it actually can improve the look of the top/dress or whatever overall! 
What you do?
 Create either pleats or pintucks at the shoulder. 
sewing machine or needle and thread
flexible measuring tape
fabric pen or marking chalk
How to do it? 
Measure how much of the shoulder you want to take in, then create 2 to how ever many you need that would equal the amount needed to take out. Or if you are like me…just guess by eyeballing it and have a seam ripper handy :). So, when you create a pleat, which is what I did, you fold a little of the fabric toward the shoulder and sew a few stitches through it to keep it in place. Repeat as many times as you like! Then for best results…iron iron iron. Which I didn’t do in the picture above, oh well. Thats it!


  1. Moi Moi says:

    You are the best of the best! Is there anything you CAN’T do?

  2. I totally need to do this to one of my dresses! Thanks!

  3. I’ve been looking for an easy way to take in shoulder, I just found IT!!!!!

    The other way would be to deconstruct the entire thing, cut and piece back together. :)

  4. thanks for all the tutorials! I used the making a pencil skirt one, and it worked really well! check it out at tamsynandmarkeesfashionhouse.blogspot.com

  5. genius girl!

  6. I know this is an old post but thank you for this!

  7. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept talking about this. I’ll send this post to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!