Tailoring ready to wear is a smashing course and I have clothes in my wardrobe that I have never worn and I got this course with the intention of doing some alterations.
So this weekend I used my crafting for me time to alter a T shirt. It has never been out of the wardrobe, tried on, loved the colour but felt like the side of a house in it. Angela Wolf says that if you want your tops to be more flattering then make them shorter - if they hide your tush completely they give you no shape - unless they are supposed to be a long top.
One of the sections shows you how to shape a T shirt, make sleeves more flattering and shorten them.
So here is my before - thank you my dear Delilah for your modeling skills
Now good old Del is pretty thin, she is also pretty small in the bust - but even she looks like a sack me thinks....
After the alteration:-
I don't think you get the full effect as I really should have taken the photo on me but I am a tad shy..... but let me tell you it sits beautifully now and it will be very much worn instead of hiding in the cupboard. I didn't alter anything else as the rest of the fit was fine.
I had to use a double needle which was a tad scary but I got the hang of it and Angela's course was great. I know there is at least one other t shirt in the cupboard that has the same issue so will be hunting that one out to alter it.