A special treat today! My brother, let’s call him FunnyBrro, has a mini-tutorial on how to turn a typical men’s dress shirt into a more fitted style. FunnyBrro has been sewing longer than me. He hand-stitched (I think) a denim skirt from a pair of jeans for his wife YEARS ago. He also made a blanket from old t-shirts that inspired my own (which lies in my unfinished pile).
Anyway, here is FunnyBrro’s “Make a Fitted Men’s Shirt” tutorial.
I just did an easy 5 minute alteration to an off-the-shelf shirt to make it feel like a tailored shirt and to give it a form flattering look. Here’s the picture before, with a lot of extra baggy material at the back.
I could have taken the dart further up the back, but even with this, it cleans it up a lot and follows the back line much better. And it’s so easy, even a dude can do it!