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klynslis
« on: June 24, 2007 06:38:55 PM »

I don't mind lower waistlines, and I don't mind shorter shirts, but when you're 39 years old, you generally can't pull off both at the same time! I took pity on myself and my coworkers tonight by lengthening one of my just-too-short shirts. Here are before and after shots.

The "before" shot is actually a different shirt of the same design. They're always the right length when I buy them and then shrink lengthwise and stretch widthwise.


The ruffle on the second "after" shirt was made from cutting the sleeves in a spiral and sewing onto the bottom of the shirt. I didn't have thread that matched the green, so I used white and went over the collar, neckline and sleeve edges to make it match the ruffle.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2007 11:03:32 PM »

Ha, clever! (I like yr bunny in the headlights expression in the first pic - it's really cute!)
I have the same problem with lots of my shirts.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007 04:12:31 AM »

Thanks. I don't know what the deal is with me and cameras. I always look a little freaked out in photos. LOL
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007 05:07:50 AM »

great idea... I should do it with some of my shirts too
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007 07:48:03 AM »

great idea. the horizontal stripe is very flattering. I am tall and the same thing happens with all of my knit tops I should give it a try.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007 04:22:30 PM »

Thanks. I don't know what the deal is with me and cameras. I always look a little freaked out in photos. LOL
You should just smile maybe - your smile is so lovely in the ruffled photo (and the ruffles are adorable!).  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007 07:37:23 PM »

those are real cute. i have a couple of shirts that are like that and i wasn't sure how to go about them. i know what my plans are for the weekend Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2007 07:50:35 PM »

Fabulous idea and I'm totally in agreement.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007 12:56:18 PM »

Very cute, I like both of them and they look fabulous on you.
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Jane2
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007 04:16:25 PM »

A great idea, and looks good.
Very brave of you too!

But I always find the tops shrink width-wise as well.
I've thought about adding an extra strip of material under each arm - a vertical inch or two under each arm would probably do - but I haven't been courageous enough to try it.

Thank you for the inspiration.
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