Is it me or does it seem as if many t-shirts were not designed for a woman with curves?
Crew neck shirts that are high up near the neck are not attractive on a woman with curves. This high cut works great on someone with no bust, like a male for example. This could be the worst possible neck cut for someone with curves.
Make your t-shirt more curvy gal friendly
My latest obsession is making t-shirts more fashion-friendly to real gals by taking a scissors to what bothers me. My tee’s look and feel a lot better now. This is also a great idea for anyone who wants to ‘upcycle’ or make a custom look. I usually cut the crew neck and sometimes the sleeves. The crew is essential for my hourglass figure. I cut the sleeves when the shirt is just oddly large in that area for me.
How to do it
- Make sure that you scissors are sharp and your tee shirt is somewhat ironed, as in not wrinkled, for best results.
- Make your initial cut on the backside of the shirt in the collar area just before the seam.
- You will be using the collar seam as your guide as you cut. Continue to cut around the seam of the neck, pulling the fabric taught as you cut. This should also allow the shirt to curl under with wear.
- To prevent fraying in the wash, either sew a seam on the edge after cutting or cut up to the seam itself, leaving the seam on the shirt. Having a seam can also prevent tearing of the cut area later on.
- Lie the shirt flat or hang it on a hanger when you cut, pulling the fabric taught with one hand as you cut with the other.
- Cutting sleeves should be started under the sleeve. This is a great way to tailor your sleeves to your arms.
- Clean up the fray areas when you are done.
If you are concerned about how good of a job you will do on the first try, consider using an old shirt for practices first. I also recommend that your shirt be washed before you alter it to avoid any shrinkage issues.
There are women who will cut their shirts for a unique look.
Cropping or peek-a-boo holes are popular. I’m not sure that they are best for women after a certain age, unless you plan on wearing the look to the gym.