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Shirt alteration question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CloudLi, Jan 13, 2018 at 11:44 AM.

  1. CloudLi

    CloudLi Senior Member

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    Is it possible to take in waist without slimming chest? I know darting is the way to slim a shirt, but darts on the back will also slim the chest which is something I don’t want.
    Also, how difficult is removing chest pocket? Is it possible to do it yourself?
     


  2. breakaway01

    breakaway01 Senior Member

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    Darts on the back won't slim the chest if they don't come up too high. Alternatively the waist can be taken in at the side seams.

    Removing the chest pocket is easy especially if you use a seam ripper. This is best done if the shirt hasn't been washed much yet, otherwise the underlying fabric might have a slightly different color.
     


  3. GBR

    GBR Distinguished Member

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    You might be lucky to be able to remove the pocket thus - however the very act of attaching it damages the fabric to which it is attached.
     


  4. breakaway01

    breakaway01 Senior Member

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    I have removed the chest pocket on a couple of new shirts with no visible damage.
     


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