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« on: June 23, 2010 01:23:16 AM »

I have gained some weight recently and my already large shirts need to become larger. I cannot think of any way to make a t-shirt larger than to add panels on the sides, but I think it will be obvious that I made my shirt bigger. I would like to know if anyone has any ideas for making shirts and t-shirts larger. FYI I am not a great sewer, patterns confuse me, so I do not make anything from scratch. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010 11:57:42 AM »

I found it easier to wear tank tops under my shirts and leave the top or all  buttons open, as if the shirt was a lightweight jacket.  You can add panels but that involves considerable cutting and measuring, not easy if you aren't comfortable sewing.

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010 01:37:28 PM »

You can open the seams on the sides and add lacing to them (like hemp cords or leather cords). That way, they will be "adjustable" but look intentional instead of I-gained-weight.
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