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Here is a linen shirt someone gave me. It’s a size 14, and way too big for me. As you can see in the pictures, it is like a tent. It’s straight, which isn’t good for my figure. I need something to show that I have a waist, otherwise it makes me look, well, fat. Here are the pictures:

What do you think? Can I make this look flattering? Now, just so you know, I don’t wear sleeveless a lot. But sometimes it gets so hot, and it’s just me and the kids here at home, in which case I don’t have a problem with it.

My goals are to take in the sides enough that it fits comfortably—not too tight. This should bring up the arm hole, making it smaller. I’m happy with where the shoulders end on top, even though it was probably originally designed to be narrower. I’m going to put some vertical darts in the back, and maybe some in the front too. We’ll see. If you have any ideas, feel free to share them. I am interested in hearing tips from others who may have a degree in fashion.

Check back in a week or two to see if I’ve finished it (and got around to posting about it!).

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