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Split a Shirt and Make it Bigger

Added Jul 8, 2010

by Melanie Saliba

Colorado Springs...






OK. So I bought this shirt in Taiwan back in my college days, and I’ve gained a bit of weight since then. So, lightbulb moment: add a bit of extra fabric to make it wearable again! All i did was split the side/underarm seam, then added a strip of matching fabric. Now it fits much better. Hooray! :)

FYI: The first picture I took, I tired to pin the sleeve up so you can see that the strip of fabric I added goes all the up the underarm. The second pic is of the sleeve down, and I think the change looks minor!

Material Notes

cotton panels added to cotton shirt




Garment Type

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    Jul 9, 2010, 10.57 PMby Melanie Saliba

    that’s my problem, I’m not too good with computers in any language. sigh :)

    anyway, if someone out there reads this and can help me, my problem is this: I turn the pictures right side up in my viewer, but I can’t figure out how to get them to stay that way…when I upload them to the burda web site, they all go back to sideways.

    Any help would sure be appreciated!

    Anyway, thanks for the comment, Janul! :) Have a great weekend!

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      Jul 13, 2010, 06.04 PMby queenieslearnin2sew

      You may have to save them again after you rotated them. Then just delete the unrotated ones so you don’t have doubles. The windows photo viewer I use saves automatically but you may have to do it manually. I hope this helps you. _

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    Jul 8, 2010, 09.38 PMby Melanie Saliba

    thanks so much for the comment! I’d Love to turn my photos the right way, but I don’t know how. Can anyone tell me how to do it (think: computer for dummies :))


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      Jul 9, 2010, 07.19 AMby janul

      Well, you should just open the picture in some kind of programe for photos and find a “flip (to the right/left) feature”, it should be somewhere… I´m not a native english speaker and use my programs in czech language, so I don´t know how these things are called in english…

  • Naburdaprofil_large

    Jul 8, 2010, 09.24 PMby janul

    Nice, I like your work, I think it would be so worth to flip those pictures to the right so that we can see it properly! :)

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