Thursday, May 23, 2013

Use a Brooch for a No Sew Blouse Fitting Solution

By on Thursday, May 23, 2013 6 Comments

We all come in different shapes and sizes.  So it is practically inevitable that sometimes clothes don't perfectly fit.  I've found myself sewing darts to take in a shirt or blouse that is too loose on the body and yet fits everywhere else.  It sure is a time consuming way of getting that slimmer look!

Picture by Jim Franco
Using a brooch to gather the excess fabric at the back is so much quicker and also decorative as well. Just make sure you pick a brooch that isn't too prickly when you lean back on a chair.

One more advantage - you can easily remove it if you fall off the diet wagon!

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6 comments:

  1. Haha! A great solution, love it, Pearl. And since I collect vintage brooches AND fall off the diet wagon on a regular basis, ideal for yours truly.

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  2. Like the brooch idea. I have a section of blouses that I've been meaning to add darts to - bought them back in the day when blouses were over-sized and boxy. I think this should be a nice way to make them look more tailored.

    Also think a brooch would look much nicer than those pieces of elastic with alligator clips that
    they sell in the fabric shops. :)

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  3. How nice to have many brooches to choose from, Michelle!

    Yes, brooches sure beats those ugly alligator clip versions!

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  4. Genius! Another "why didn't I think of that?" idea! I was just wondering what to do with one of my favorite shirts that fits too loosely!

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  5. Brilliant idea, I would never have thought of it.

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