I seam to run into the same dilemma every time I get a new job – the employer decides a size large mens uniform will look good on everyone. He could not be any more wrong. So this time my uniform is just a typical mens oxford shirt. I’m looking for an easy way to tailor it to be more feminine! I’ve watched some tutorials on darting just below the bust line and in the back, but the interfacing on the sleeves and collar is so stiff. I was hoping to make the collar more open in the chest area? ironing it into place isn’t working. And theres so much fabric in the sleeves, but its sewn into the cuffs :S anyways, any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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    Feb 8, 2012, 08.53 AMby sewingfan1

    There was a wonderful style in an old burda of mine where the sleeves had narrow lengthwise pleats put in from 1 third way down the top of the arm to just above the elbow. It made it puff out up to the shoulder and then had tightish cuffs so it puffed out again over the forearm! Gorgeous!!!

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    Feb 9, 2012, 03.44 PMby mickeygirl

    Just be careful if you leave the job then you are going to have to give back the shirt. If you have altered it, it might not be accepted and you will be asked to pay for it.

    If you plan sticking around working there, maybe you could convince your boss to order you a shirt that fits your size.

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