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« on: August 04, 2008 04:44:10 PM »

I bought a shirt from Korea. Unfortunately, it's a little too tight because you aren't allowed to try clothes on before you buy them. My biggest concern is the sleeves. The sleeves are really really short, but too tight for the little flab on my arm. Sad What can I do to make it fit? I really like it and would like to be able to wear it. Thanks! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008 06:11:41 PM »

I would recommend adding a small panel in the arm pit of the sleeve or maybe a panel in the shoulder. Should be pretty easy. It's a cute tee btw!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008 06:56:25 PM »

I say take off the sleeves all together. There are tons of recons that take off the sleeves.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008 10:07:58 PM »

What I've done a few times is to cut out the neck hole and make it a boat neck or off-the-shoulder top and then, since the sleeves are too tight, you could just cut a slit straight from the bottom of the sleeve up towards the neck (along the top of your arm). Then you have two cut little flaps on the arms that sorta pass for sleeves, he he. Smiley Those two alterations would make the top part of the T much looser. I'm usually too lazy to sew, so I'd normally just cut it up and call it a day, but if you're still uncomfortable with the way the stomach fits, adding panels on the sides, like chibii said, would fix that. (If you just add the panels, though, that doesn't make the neck or arms fit better, obviously).
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008 04:08:45 PM »

How do I make panels? Sad Sorry if this is a stupid question  Lips sealed
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008 05:50:36 PM »

i would definitely consider making panels like i did here:

your panels might go a bit farther up than mine, into the sleeve to give your arms some extra room.
just cut the shirt along the side seams, turn the shirt inside out, and sew on strips of fabric. it might be tricky the first time you do it, but after that first time its really easy. just try to visualize how you want it to look before you start cutting and sewing. thats what helped me. i hope this answers your question about panels, im sure someone else can explain it alot better than me.

ps (sorry if im not allowed to post pics here, i just wanted to show an example that might help)
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2008 07:44:11 PM »

Ahh gotcha! Awesome idea! Thanks everyone!! <3 <3 <3
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