Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Speaking of Tie Collar Shirts

I found this awesome shirt at the thrift store just a short while ago:

It was about 5 sizes too big, but since it had great fabric and the tie I thought I should grab it. Plus, never let something that is too big stop you from getting it! One of the easiest alterations you can do is just to take something in. 

Since we are talking about taking things in, we will first talk about how I took this shirt in. All you do is turn it inside out and pin along the seam, however many inches you need taken in. Follow the seams curves so that you keep the shape of the shirt, but making it smaller. 

Follow that seam from the bottom of the shirt all the way to the end of the sleeves {because if the shirt is too big, chances are the sleeves are a little big too. These ones were}. Now because the shirt was so big originally, the sleeves were really long, still, after I sewed it in, so I just roll them up :) 


  1. So glad you are back! You were missed;)

    My husband just bought me a sewing machine for our anniversary, so I have been busy doing some thrift alterations as of late. I love, love, love, a good thrift find!

    Loving that shirt...so jealous!! Thanks for the inspiration, this will have to be my next project for sure!

  2. Such a cute blouse! I need something with polka dots!

    Driftwood and Daydreams

  3. Thank you so much!!! I couldn't stay away for very long could I :)

  4. Love the vintage feel of this blouse! Thanks for the instructions on taking a blouse in.