Sunday, June 21, 2009

DIY Tailoring

"I don't wanna be a pirate"

Finding shirts that fit me both in long arms and narrow torso is pretty difficult. Usually, off the rack shirts are puffy and look terrible on me.

Some companies make "fitted" shirts. Sometimes this is fitted enough and sometimes it is not. Today, I looked up online how to take in a dress shirt and tried it out. I'm very happy with the results. Check out the before and after...


I did not stuff the shirt with newspaper or anything else to make it look extra puffy.


Short video on how to do this:


Kaitlin said...

Good idea, Michael has the same problem, unfortunatly he doesn't have a sewing machine. I like how in your before picture you are looking so upset about the puffy shirt. :-)

Rachel said...

Check out thrift stores...Jeremy got his sewing machine when he bought a little table at a thrift store. Turns out the it was a sewing table and the machine was inside - only $15 for the whole shebang!! Craigslist would be another good place to scout for a used machine...