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Topic: need help with men's button up top recon!  (Read 314 times)
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« on: January 20, 2009 02:11:06 PM »

Alright so i'm stuck with reconing this xl mens button  up top.

I've already sewed it up so it fits me, and folded up the bottom to where its going to eventually be, and already did the sleeves and i'm happy.

The only thing is the collar/neck. the collar is really stiff and feels to 'formal' like... I was wondering how else i could possibly do the neckline?

Another thing is adding darts or what not to the back to make it a bit more fitted? I pinned two rows of darts in the back, but i really don't like the looks of them.. :/ any tips or other ideas? I'm also thinking of adding new buttons too!
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009 06:44:04 AM »

You could cut the neckline lower and then make biastape with leftover fabric or use biastape in the same or in a contrasting colour to cover the raw edges.
I think if you want to make darts to make it more fitted you could better make darts in the front and the back (that is what many fitted button up shirts have), because if you make darts only in the back, you'll probably be left with some extra fabric in the front or it will be pulling fabric away from the front to the back.
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