Two years ago I started a flannel hiking shirt for my husband. I have always made his shirts. Well I had a major stall out, then a year ago I picked it up again and got it done except for the buttons. I discovered I had to “adjust it” due to weight loss. OK, so I tweak it a little, and it fits.
Fast forward to a year later and the shirt is mocking me from the corner of my stash room, I finally decide to put the buttons on and give it to him. Thankfully I decide he better try it on before I do! I look, and oh no, it is huge!
So I spent longer today, ripping it out and adjusting it, then I think it would have taken me to toss it, and start over. *grin* When altering men’s shirts, one thing leads to another.
I agree with Syd, “wake me when the nightmare is over”….
Back too wide + sleeves too long, this leads to eventually ripping everything out, and even making the collar shorter, due to a smaller neck. I went from tweaking it to being “all in”, The pockets are in the wrong place now and I’ve made a hole getting them off. Ugh….
Ok, after a break, and adjusting all of the pieces, I finally come up with a solution to the hole from the pocket rip out.
Look closely at the little heart under the arm. Well, it’s the best I could come up with. *grin*
End result, fits a lot better, may still be a bit big, (hem not done yet), but it will do.