#needleworkmonday :: A quick solution for an oversized armhole

in NeedleWorkMonday3 months ago

Happy #NeedleWorkMonday lovely people!


I had a number of hole mending operations last week and while hole mending isn't exactly an exciting project to show, I thought to just show this one, a quick solution for an oversized armhole.
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Hubby bought a sleeveless T-shirt at a factory outlet for a very cheap price and with that, it is also not his size as it was one of the last pieces and he thought the size was okay.

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However, over time, he felt the armhole was way too big for comfort.
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I decided to use the sleeve of an old and torn t-shirt, and sew it onto the bottom half of the armholes.
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I roughly cut the sleeves according to the shape of the armholes, with the hem at the top part, this way I minimize the need to sew :)
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This was how it looked like before they were sewn to the wrong side of the armholes.
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A quick sew following the armholes.
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The good thing about using an old t-shirt is that they do not fray that much around the edges and this lessen the work needed for this kind of mending. Old t-shirts are great material to use to mend holes of most types.

And done!
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Interesting solution. Did he tried it on already? Does it fit better? The armholes looked really huge before you changed them, I also dislike this. Both too narrow and too wide lead to more sweating in my view.

It does fit better but probably doesn't look that macho now :D He prefers it like that than to have a very airy armhole, which felt almost like not wearing a T.
I agree @neumannsalva. Too narrow and too wide does lead to more sweating. Thank you for stopping by always <3

Hihi .. love the „doesn’t look that macho yet“ I had to laugh. I guess profound sweating isn’t macho either :-DDD

So clever... that is a great arm hole fit idea..
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Great job making it work!