I have a cotton shirt that needed some adjustments. It is a loose shirt but it was a little too loose on the back. So, I gathered my sewing supplies and went to work. Below are the front of the shirt and the back, after making the adjustments:
I also embroidered by hand a few lasy daisies. On the back:
And on the sleeves:
For the embroidery, I used two threads of a hand-quilting thread that I absolutely love: 100% Egyptian Cotton King Tut. For the hand sewing of the fabric, I used 100% Polyester Gütermann. Yes, I use polyester thread with cotton fabric. No, I am not ashamed of it. I do not mind mixing cotton with polyester. It never caused me a problem. Even when I wash my clothes in the washing machine. I always use Gütermann for sewing and have been for years and years. I find it has an excellent quality/price ratio.
I have prepared a tutorial for making such adjustments to the back of a shirt, that you will find below. Everything was done by hand. I know that I am not the only one adjusting clothes. How do YOU do it?
Tutorial for Making Adjustments and Adding Embroidery to the Back of a Shirt:
Click here for the lasy daisy stitch tutorial.
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