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Taking in the sides on a sweater?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've got a few sweaters that are really high quality and great fabrics but they are bunchy on the sides and look a bit sloppy.

I'd like to slim them down on the sides, is there a way to do this or is that a fail waiting to happen?
post #2 of 10
Also curious about this.
post #3 of 10
I have this done with regularity by my local tailor. They turn out great.
post #4 of 10

Most tailors can do this pretty easily. If you're really picky, there are a few tailors (which can be found both in-store and online) who specialize in knitwear alterations

post #5 of 10
This can be done with wool sweaters? Do they just cut up the fabric?
post #6 of 10
It can be taken up the side seams through the sleeves. Just like a shirt.
post #7 of 10
I have had the sides and arms taken in on some of my sweaters with success. I think it does depend on how your sweater is constructed ie if there are side seams.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Wont such an action leave a bunchy arm or does it have to go all the way thru the arm?

And to the question above, do they just restitch it and cut the extra fabric?
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Wont such an action leave a bunchy arm or does it have to go all the way thru the arm?

And to the question above, do they just restitch it and cut the extra fabric?

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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Wont such an action leave a bunchy arm or does it have to go all the way thru the arm?
And to the question above, do they just restitch it and cut the extra fabric?

I believe so. The armhole will be raised/smaller if you want to take it in through the arms too.
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