Your question: How can I make a big shirt fit better?

How do I make a big shirt smaller?

Cut the shirt smaller.



You will leave the extra half inch of fabric to create the new seam. Cut the sleeve to match the size of the pattern sleeve. Leave a ½ inch extra when cutting the sleeve to size. Cut along the bottom of the shirt to shorten the length of the shirt if desired to match your pattern shirt.

What to do with a shirt that is too small?

Read on below for details and video tutorials showing you how.

  1. Make it a tank top. Best for: tops that are too tight around the shoulders or arms. …
  2. Add godets. …
  3. Add Zippers at the Hem. …
  4. Make it a Crop Top with Waist Ties. …
  5. Make It Backless. …
  6. Make It Into a Napkin Top. …
  7. Make A T-Shirt Dress.

What can you do with an oversized shirt?

They all add definition around the waist so you can wear your oversized tees with skirts too.

  • Tuck in a t-shirt Mom’s way. …
  • French tuck an oversized t-shirt. …
  • Tie a t-shirt knot. …
  • Side, back and high knot variations. …
  • Fold under your t-shirt knot. …
  • Bra tuck an oversized t-shirt.
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