Why women (or anyone for that matter) will settle for ill-fitting clothing never fails to amaze me.
I am not at TV person at all – there are only about 2 shows at at time I can ever really get into and I hate channel surfing – too much visual stimuli for me. I dislike most of the reality junk on TV – especially the shows that fuel the need to have the best, newest, greatest, and latest. However, my one guilty pleasure is What Not to Wear on TLC. The hosts, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly show people how to work with the latest fashion and their figure to get straight to what works for them. They also stress the importance of tailoring.
I have plenty of shirts and tanks that bother me with their plunging necklines and so, they end up in the bottom drawer or the back of my closet. However, I now have an easy fix that agrees with my more modest self and eliminates the need for that extra camisole layer in hotter temperatures.
I started with an old tee shirt of the same color as my navy blue and sky blue polka dot shirt. Although, a contrasting color would have been a fun idea as well.
I ironed the tee shirt sleeve smooth and then cut out a triangle shape to fit just inside the seams of the shirt. I pinned it in place and took extra time on the edges that create the vee for the neck to avoid the pleats of fabric.
Then, I simply sewed the vee down. By using the hemmed edges of the sleeve, I avoided sewing one extra seam.
So much better. I could face the 360 mirror in this shirt!