Basically I just wanted to show you this sweet embroidered vintage blouse that I got for $3 the other day.
It was a size 16, so I fixed it a bit by bringing it in, and chopped off the long sleeves as well. I've never brought anything in so successfully before! Check it out! It doesn't even look too crappy, hooray!
If you want to bring in a shirt that's just a little too large across the chest and along the shoulders like this, here's what you do:
1. Turn it inside out. Poke the sleeve inside the main body of the shirt.
2. Where the sleeve meets the main body of the shirt, you should noticed that there is a sewn seam all the way around. Sew around this again using a long, straight stitch, but where you want to sew is 1-2cm (0.5 - 1 inches) in from the seam. (Try 1cm first, try it on, and if its still too big then you can go further.) And look at my diagrams because I explained that terribly.
Obviously, do this on both sleeves.
DONE. Too easy (hopefully!)