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fixing a shirt when the tailor made the sleeves too tight

desert_fox

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Hello,

I bought 5 new dress shirts and I told the tailor I need these taken in a bit mainly in the waist/back, well she pinned/measured and explained she has to do a slight bit of arms to make it flow, now the sleeves are too tight, I have bigger arms/shoulders than a normal person and she could see that when she measured/put in pins, but now the sleeves are too tight.

is there anything I can do? I think I've read you can "let out the sleeves" thoughts on this? just a bit upset at dropping $100 a piece on shirts and paying $20 for a tailoring of each shirt and this happens. they are wearable, but Id like the sleeves a bit more lose. I am not fan of tight long sleeve dress shirts



I will stop by the tailor this weekend, but any suggestions? Am I S.O.L?

thanks
 

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Sorry to say this, but you might be actually out of luck. Usually when it becomes to tight, it will be impossible to make it more loose. This is what I am saying, without images of the fit.

I wish you all the best, trying to solve this issue.
 

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Hello,
I bought 5 new dress shirts and I told the tailor I need these taken in a bit mainly in the waist/back, well she pinned/measured and explained she has to do a slight bit of arms to make it flow, now the sleeves are too tight, I have bigger arms/shoulders than a normal person and she could see that when she measured/put in pins, but now the sleeves are too tight.
is there anything I can do? I think I've read you can "let out the sleeves" thoughts on this? just a bit upset at dropping $100 a piece on shirts and paying $20 for a tailoring of each shirt and this happens. they are wearable, but Id like the sleeves a bit more lose. I am not fan of tight long sleeve dress shirts
I will stop by the tailor this weekend, but any suggestions? Am I S.O.L?
thanks


yes, she will produce extra identically-matching fabric out of thin air and seamlessly attach it to the sleeves using pixie dust expand the sleeve circumference.
 

phoenixrecon

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I may be detecting a slight bit of sarcasm in this thread.
 

jamesny

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I think it would be quite a challenge for the tailor to loosen it up, he would have to be really skilled to do that.
 

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To be a bit more specific than the previous replies - the side and under-arm seam on a shirt is flat-felled, which means it is impossible to leave inlays (extra fabric) along the seam, unlike a normal straight seam which is enclosed in other ways (e.g. on a coat where the seams are covered by the lining or, if partially lined, edge-binding). As such it is not possible to let out these seams once they have been taken in.
 

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is the entire sleeve tight or just the upper arm?
it isw possible to put a diamond shaped gusset under the arm.
i doubt there are enough scraps sitting around to do this with.
she could use something sloce and you have to promise not to raise your arms in the air when not wearing a jacket.
 

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Try wearing the shirt all day and see how you like it. You may be feeling the new fit compared to looser shirts you have. Are they all like this and are they all the same brand and cut of shirt? ALWAYS, do one first to get the fit down before attempting 5 at once.
 

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To be a bit more specific than the previous replies - the side and under-arm seam on a shirt is flat-felled, which means it is impossible to leave inlays (extra fabric) along the seam, unlike a normal straight seam which is enclosed in other ways (e.g. on a coat where the seams are covered by the lining or, if partially lined, edge-binding). As such it is not possible to let out these seams once they have been taken in.
Thanks for the info.
 

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