Need to fix shirt to wide on my daughter


I made a 4th for f July shirt for my kid and she wanted it off the shoulders so I hit the neck of the shirt off and now it’s to wide

  9 answers
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jul 04, 2018
    Melissa, Can you sew some elastic into the neck line? Just trying to imagine your question!

  • Joann Gonnella Cope Joann Gonnella Cope on Jul 04, 2018
    you could put a gathering in the middle of the back, hand stitch a line of stitches spaced about 1/4 inch apart and pull the string tight and then secure the end so it stays gathered. or attach 2 ribbons on opposite sides and tie in the back...

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 04, 2018
    Sew an additional piece of fabric at the neckline, cut to fit the shape.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jul 04, 2018
    Take some of the fabric that you cut off and make 2 straps to go across the neckline and over each shoulder (front to back) you can also use ribbon, etc.... there are a lot of tops out there with this look .

  • DMA DMA on Jul 04, 2018
    For more information, and visuals, type this into Google...
    how to ‘tighten up’ a loose neckline

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 04, 2018
    Hi, just add a few darts on the sides to pull it in on her

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 04, 2018
    Could it be fixed by making a pleat in the middle of the back? You see those on a lot of dress shirts.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 04, 2018
    Get some cotton bias tape, they make it really wide, and apply it around the top edge, I would baste in place before sewing and have her try it on first. If you have extra cotton material, you could cut your own bias strip to use.

  • Melissa Pisciotta Melissa Pisciotta on Jul 04, 2018
    Thank you everyone for the great ideas.