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Turn a regular fit dress shirt into a slim fit

post #1 of 8
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It should be possible to tailor a regular fit dress shirt into a slim fit.  Any how-to, videos, etc. out there that outline how?

My girlfriend is a very good tailor but is just looking for a video/demo or DIY before she starts experimenting.

 

Also, how much is a reasonable price for tailors to charge?

post #2 of 8

If she's a good tailor then this should not be a problem - it's one of the easiest things to do in the business.

 

My tailor charges me $15/shirt for tapering.

post #3 of 8
It really depends on how slim you want it to be. If you have a great fitting shirt and just need even slimming then I would recommend just washing it and depending on the fabric you can even place it in the dryer for longer than usual to slim it. Otherwise, you can take in the sides and sleeve from the shoulders. I do not think it is worth slimming the shoulders as that would mes with the entire shirt. Just make sure the shirt fits great from the shoulders before tailoring.
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post #5 of 8
What luftvier said... adding darts would be the easiest thing to do...
post #6 of 8
best bet is to take in the sides; same price as putting in darts. my tailor says darts are for women. he jokes that if he puts darts in the back, he also puts them in the front, thus accentuating the man boobs
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Originally Posted by mrStyle View Post

Also, how much is a reasonable price for tailors to charge?

$15 to get sides taken in
post #8 of 8
My tailor shortens and tapers sleeves along with the entire body for $25 or just taper of body for $15.
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