twistedchic

November 5, 2012

DIY Monday: Peek-a-boo No More

Filed under: Clothing,DIY — by twistedchic @ 4:26 pm
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I have a problem with button up shirts.  I love button ups, but…I don’t love the little gap in the cleavage area most of them have.    It’s very difficult to find button ups without this problem.  Someone finally told me to just put a little snap in there.

This works, y’all.  Really well.  How did I not know about this?

Anyway.  I got this nice Gap button up for work (see previous post re: new dress code)  The shirt is perfect except for the little bosom peek-a-boo thing.  So I got a little sew on snap:

Not pictured actual size!

And I sewed this in between the third and fourth button.  Protip: this works better if you can’t see the stitches from the front, so be sure to keep your thread on the inside.

See that little needle? That’s where the snap goes.

I just hand-sewed both sides in, making sure the snap was stable.  Be aware that it will go easier on you if you make sure both sides of the snap align before you sew the second one on.

The finished product, front and back.

Also, make sure you are sewing them the right way around.  This is actually easier to mess up than it sounds. (Not that I actually made that particular mistake. This time…)

So there you are, Cleavage Gap begone!  The shirt front sits perfectly flat, and looks great.

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