12 December 2015

DIY sewing / refashioning shirts - How to fix a low neckline

Storebought clothes often don't fit very well, so you need to alter them until they are perfect. 
This shirt was such a case. 

DIY Sewing Refashioning low neckline shirt

The original neckline of this shirt was so low, actually half of my bra was seen. I really don't know for which type of non-existent boobs this shirt should be! I don't think anyone could wear this with the waistband below their boobs as it should be.
And this waistband makes it look kind very bad when you just pull it up.

So I needed to alter it.

How to fix a low neckline (it's really easy)

  • Take a piece of paper and put it into the shirt as it lies flat. 
  • Draw the outlines of the current neckline and then your desired new neckline onto the paper. For the curves you can use anything you can find to help yourself (such as big round baskets or bowls). 
  • Cut it out on the paper, transfer it onto your fabric and cut that out - don't forget to add 1cm for the seam allowance on every side.
  • Then first hem the new neckline (try out a twin needle as I did, it's way more easy than I thought), afterwards you just sew it onto your shirt - voilĂ !
  • Now if you want, you can add something for decoration at this point, like buttons or a border.

Now there's only one thing left to do: Be happy about your new shirt and wear it!

Sidenote: If you are looking for the opposite - making a wider neckline - check out this refashioning project of mine!

If something's not clear for you or if you wish for some photographs or detailled instructions on how to do it, feel free to ask (comment below).

Have you ever had such low-neckline-cases and how did you solve it?

Have a motivated day,


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