I have been searching all over for a cute flannel shirt, one might say that I have been a little obsessed with it as of late, I would just say I was excited about it. I bought one at the store and returned it, tried on a bunch at TJ Max but they all fit super weird and last week I almost bought one at Old Navy but refused to shell out 30 big ones for a shirt that would probably not be a comfy as I wanted. Enter this weekend's rummage sale and a super soft and comfy albeit super large Croft and Barrow flannel shirt purchased for a whopping dollar fifty!
The problem is that I didn't actually take a before picture, which is usually essential for one of these posts. But luckily I was a little bit overly preoccupied with altering men's shirts around this same time 2 years ago and recovered a couple before photos which capture exactly how this weekend's purchase fit before:
A simple method to use is as follows:
- button up the shirt to be sewn
- turn it inside-out and lay it flat
- then button up a collared shirt that fits you well and lay it over top of the big one
- pin the shirt-to-be-altered to match the fit of the shirt that fits well
- then sew along the line.
I just took it in about an inch and a half from the cuff to the bottom of the shirt on each side and shazam, I have my comfy flannel to be worn a multitude of ways. Or at least 2 ways:
^all alone with an accidental popped collar on the side.
^add some pearls
^plus a sweater
And I plan on wearing it with sweat pants as much as I like, but I will likely spare you the photoage.
And if you are wondering whether I took a photography class called "How to never include the top of your head in a photo 101", I did not, I am just really good at it.
Here you go, in case you weren't feeling nauseous yet from the glut of pictures. The top of my head in all it's glory.