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Fixing a dress-like t-shirt

fatherseanfan

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I recently bought a nice used t-shirt on ebay. When it arrived, it was clear that the shirt had been stretched quite a bit at the bottom. The result is that while the top 2/3 of the shirt fits me well, the bottom part "fans out", making it look like a dress! (I could put up a picture if I am not communicating this properly).

My question is, can a tailor fix this problem so that the shirt will hang straight down? By taking it in a bit on each side maybe? Or is it a lost cause?
 

cpac

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for god's sake man, it's a t-shirt.

If washing it doesn't tighten it up, I can't imagine it'd be worth the tailoring expense. (And not having ever heard of tailoring t-shirts, I don't know whether it's possible...)
 

Arethusa

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Tailoring a tshirt should be fairly trivial so long as your tailor knows knits. Might cost as much as the tshirt, but if it's important to you, it's not that much.
 

stach

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Better to take it to a dressmaker. They understand knits better.
 

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