So, I walked into the scrub store and I was like “Yeah, I need that Chef's coat, and I'm probably a small.” The lady looked over the counter at my hips and made eye contact for a second. I guess she thought she wanted to let me find out for myself that it wasn’t going to fit. So she takes it off the hanger and unbuttons it for me. I try it on, and I'm like, “Alright, it fits.”
“Its gotta button over your hips.” She says, eyeballing my hips.
So I proceeded to try to button the jacket over my hips. No way in hell. I lol’d and tried to pull it off.
She handed me the medium, and it buttoned fine. I paid 27.50 for it.
I got it home, tried it on once again. I had to stitch the arms to make them narrower and I had to stitch from the armpit to my bellybutton to make it more form fitting. Damn men with their broad shoulders. I didn’t want to narrow up the shoulders because there is this big label on the chest of the coat, and I didn’t want to mess up the investment I just made.
I was telling my grandmother that I was making all of these modifications, [It was really only 4 stitches, but it took forever, because I don’t think the BF could pin the excess of the coat properly, and I had to do it myself.] and she was like, “Maybe you should have gotten the small and moved the buttons over.”
It made sense, but I really hate sewing buttons. : (
Any suggestions on how to modify the shoulders so they are a bit more narrow? I'm not an expert on things of this matter, but I can sew. I'm a little nervous because there is a bit of embroidery about 2.25 inches from the seam of the arm. Would I have to take the arms off and restitch but an inch off of the shoulder of each arm hole? I've never made a jacket or a shirt before, because I'm nervous about he arms holes.
Also, Im thinking about keeping the sleeves rolled up above the elbow, do you think its a good idea to make a small stitch to keep it up?
Here is the picture of it [Mind my messy appearance, I just woke up. At least the pants are ironed : ) ]::