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inserting contrasting side panels

 

this is a good way to make a smaller shirt (or a recon that turned out too small) fit.

mark where you'd like the inserts to be.

 

cut along the lines you've marked. save the pieces that you cut off.

feeling a little lost? check out the sewing basics or post a question in the forum.

use the pieces as patterns for the contrasting fabric you will be using for inserts. if you'd like to make the shirt larger, add the extra inches you need to the contrasting panels.

this process is easier if your shirt doesn't have the side seams sewn up yet. so though this picture only shows 2 pieces for each of the tops, there should be 4.

-front right insert, front left insert, back right insert, back left insert.

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sew the contrasting pieces back into the shirts and sew up the sides.

 

 

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