Months and months ago my mom bought a vintage shirt at one of the swapmeets she and my dad frequent. It didn't fit her so she gave it to me to wear. I liked the design (the tucks, the tuxedo style inset, the cute cuffed sleeves). When I tried it on, it was about 2 inches too big around the waist and realized that the previous owner added a strip of fabric to the side seams to increase the width.
See the extra fabric here:
I decided to removed the excess fabric and restitch up the seams. A quick and easy project.
They finished seam!
As soon as I can get the Boyfriend to take a picture of me in the shirt, I'll post it. Then you can let me know if it's flattering or not. I'm having trouble deciding whether I like it or if it is "me."