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Unread 11-03-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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"taking it in"

I have a question about taking in clothing

It may be hard to explain because i have no pics...but I will try ^^

Ok, so lets say I have a shirt/top that is not as slim fitting as it should be
and I would like to make it tighter on my waist.
If I sew a new seam on the sides, it makes the back bunch up and baggy and stick out and look bad
how do I prevent this?
what is the correct way to "take in" shirts?? please help ^^;;
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Unread 11-03-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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this will help you greatly
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Unread 11-03-2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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this will help you greatly
thanks for your help ^^

although...that is exactly what I had done to the shirt.
maybe I did something wrong, but it made it all bunchy.
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Unread 11-03-2009, 08:10 PM   #4
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Do you have a picture of the "bunching?"

Without seeing one, it sounds to me as though you may be taking too much fabric out in the wrong place- for instance, if you take the seam in over your hips instead of just at the waist where it's needed, you may end up making it too narrow through the hips. When that happens, the shirt will ride up. You need to be careful to take in fabric only where it's needed, and not where it isn't. Vertical "fisheye" darts in the front and/or back might help with this also, and would help to distribute the difference around your body instead of taking it all out at the sides.
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Unread 11-04-2009, 01:10 AM   #5
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I was going to suggest darts too. I knew what you were talking about but couldnt remember the term. Knew it began with a 'D' though..... here's a link to help: http://sewing.about.com/od/beginner1/ss/sewingdarts.htm
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