"Boyfriend" clothes are a popular style right now. Whether it's a pair of roughed up boyfriend jeans or an oversized t-shirt, some of us have trouble wearing our actual boyfriends clothes. Take this plaid shirt for example. I have been trying to wear this shirt for, like, 5 years. No matter what I paired it with, it just looked too big and plain silly. I was determined to make it fit me! So, I MADE that sh!t fit! Check it out!
Turn this large into a small! Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!
I started by turning the shirt inside out. I put the shirt on myself and stood in front of the mirror with a black marker and pinched the fabric in at the sides and arms and marked where it would fit me proper.
I knew I'd make the bottom portion into a peplum, so I drew a line straight across where I wanted it to start flaring out.
Next, I cut off the peplum portion and set it aside for a few minutes and turned my attention to the upper portion of the shirt. I sewed along the marker lines and turned the top right side out. Then, tried it on to make sure it fit well. Cut the extra fabric off only when you know it fits well, because if you cinched it in too much or not enough you can still adjust it.
With the top portion right side out, add the peplum portion wrong side out and upside down. Pin the peplum all around.
I cinched and pinned the fabric every few inches. Then sewed around the entire shirt and ended up with this.....
So, this is perfect to show you. We all make mistakes. I make A LOT of them. Here's one. I sewed around the ENTIRE shirt, not leaving the opening so the shirt would OPEN! Um.....oops.
Easy fix. I seam ripped that portion open and sewed it properly, so the shirt would still, indeed, be a "button down".
Now for the arms. The arms of this shirt were too long. I like long sleeves, but I always end up wearing them pushed up like a 3/4 sleeve. I decided this shirt should have just that, 3/4 sleeves.
I cut the sleeves to the length I desired. Then disassembled the cuff and reassembled it onto the shirt sleeve.
The finished product! Looks great, right? I am super into red plaid right now. I call my style at the moment, "redneck glam". My model at the STRUT Fashion Show rocked "redneck glam" to the max! I paired the plaid top with a camo skirt and maple syrup handbag! She even sported the goggle strap headband! Check out my OOTD; jeans and my plaid top paired with my DIY Stella McCartney bag!
Until next time,
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