Project 3: A box shirt



I’ve been having an issue: Finding shirts isn’t easy right now.

I have a muffin top. I know it. I’m sure it won’t always be the case, but there it is. I don’t want to buy a million new clothes when most of the stuff I already own is only a smidge tight. And all the shirts out there are clingy or sporting a crop look from the ’90s — and neither is flattering for me right now. I don’t really know who those looks are flattering for.

So during nap time, I decided to use a shirt I own as a template and make an easy box shirt that would be loose enough to disguise that muffin top and long enough to be good coverage. I used fabric from my stash that I bought to make a shirt — a more complicated shirt — before I was pregnant.

The shirt turned out a little boxier than I hoped. (I’ve already made a second one and tapered it in very slightly for a more flattering fit.) All in all, though, I like it. I made a pattern so I can make more, but I’m still making slight adjustments with each rendition. AND, I realized after I made the second one — How many of these shirts is too many?


**Once I perfect my process, I’ll post a tutorial, explaining all the adjustments I’ve made and why.

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