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Has anyone had any luck tailoring the new shirts? Unfortunately, I fall into the "beanpole" category - I hadn't tried any of the AA women's sizes before the switch, but the MS was pretty big on me. I'm 5'7 and around 120 (32-26-34 or thereabouts) and I was considering buying a WS and Frankensteining it until it fit correctly. Helpful hints or suggestions?
skittlesninja wrote:... Helpful hints or suggestions?
Such would take care of the "bell effect" that the women's cuts have, but unless you're going to completely deconstruct the shirt (because it's still too wide throughout), I can't imagine an easy workaround.
(Not that I'll say I'm well versed in sewing; sure, I was one of only a few guys who did get an A in high school home economics waaaaaaaaay back in the days, and I do have a couple sewing machines, but on the most part, I've never had to go anywhere beyond rehemming.)
Honestly, I'm trying to decide whether it would be easier to fix a WS or a MS. It's really my mom who would be doing the fixing, since she's a sewing genius and I am not. For the MS, all that would really need to be done is to nip in the sides a little, right?
skittlesninja wrote:Honestly, I'm trying to decide whether it would be easier to fix a WS or a MS. It's really my mom who would be doing the fixing, since she's a sewing genius and I am not. For the MS, all that would really need to be done is to nip in the sides a little, right?
The bigger complaint about the men's is the sleeve length, but I think you'd have better luck with that one over the lady's
I went ahead and ordered the WS - I'll post the results and hopefully some pictures after we get it fixed up!
I think the deciding factor will be the length. With the men sizing you will have ample length to work from.
skittlesninja wrote:Has anyone had any luck tailoring the new shirts? Unfortunately, I fall into the "beanpole" category - I hadn't tried any of the AA women's sizes before the switch, but the MS was pretty big on me. I'm 5'7 and around 120 (32-26-34 or thereabouts) and I was considering buying a WS and Frankensteining it until it fit correctly. Helpful hints or suggestions?
I'm planning on doing this with a women's small (or actually, forcing my mother to do this). I don't sew, but looking at the Anvil WS blank that I have, just sewing in the bell at the bottom, and taking the rest of it in an inch or two would probably make it similar to an AA WS. I didn't have a problem with AA length, though. I'm much shorter than you.
So, this is somewhat delayed, but I did get the shirt in. I didn't get to take a picture before we got it pinned in preparation for fixing it, but the fit was bizarre.
The shirt itself was definitely subpar quality. Horribly crooked side seams, wonky collar, all that good stuff. The fabric isn't as soft as the AA was, either. I washed it once on cold and dried it using what my dryer calls "regular" heat (which is most likely high heat) and found that it lost a fair amount of length, but not much width.
The fit (even after washing) was bizarre. The length was fine, surprisingly. The top portion fit fairly well, but I did notice that the sleeves kind of formed a point at the top of my shoulder - not sure how to describe it. It was way too wide throughout the torso and any nipping in at the waist was virtually invisible. The hip part was ridiculous and ballooned out WAY too far - I'm not really sure who this shirt was intended to fit. I can definitely say I've never met anyone with the correct bust/waist/hip measurements.
We haven't started the preliminary fixing yet, so no pictures of that, but I am so disappointed in Woot. I may try a MS the next time I like a shirt, but if that winds up being ridiculously sized like the WS, I will not be buying shirts from here again. Depressing.
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