It is not always possible for us to get a thing that would fit perfectly, it can be especially difficult to fit clothes necessary for short women. Changes can make the product fit better. In the case of petite women, this means looking slimmer and taller.
Shorten the product
Often, we find something that fits us well, except for the length. This applies to straight cut trousers, dresses, tops, coats and jackets. If there is no seam at the waist, or any shaped complications, shortening such a thing may be the only right way out.
Fit the product
It’s often a good idea to tape or tailor an item, whether it’s a dress, blouse, top, etc.
Very often, the distance from the top of the shoulder to the waist is longer than required, and this entails the need to trim the bodice or the top of the dress if we are dealing with a cut-off style. There are two ways to get the desired result: remove the material in the shoulder seam or in the seam at the waist. Also, sometimes it is necessary to shorten the straps if they are too long.
Shorten the sleeves
Often the sleeves are too long. If it is a simple top that is not equipped with cuffs, it will be easiest to perform the operation. For a blouse with cuffs, the cuffs should first be torn off, the sleeves shortened and, if necessary, slightly narrowed, and then the cuffs sewn on again. The most difficult operation is to shorten the sleeves of the jacket. In order not to touch the cuffs and the finished bottom of the sleeves of the jacket, you can go the easier way by shortening the sleeve at the top. To do this, you must first unpick the sleeve along the shoulder seam. Or you can just crop it and make a crop t shirt for yourself.
Roll up the sleeves
To make the product look better, it is often enough just to narrow the sleeves. This is especially true for jackets. This usually requires tucking some fabric into the side seam of the sleeve. However, if there is more than one seam, the fit should be distributed proportionally across all seams.
Pockets in the side seams are often just an extra detail that spoils the look. And then you just need to get rid of them. It is enough to open the pockets and sew up the side seams. It is undesirable to tear off patch pockets, as traces of seams may remain.
Shoulder pads and puffs
Depending on the features of the figure, it may be necessary to add or vice versa, remove the shoulder pads. The same applies to puffs. For example, for short women with wide hips and narrow shoulders, it is desirable to slightly increase the width of the shoulders. And for the “inverted triangle” figure, on the contrary, it is better to try to make the shoulders a little narrower.
One set of clothes can never be perfect for everyone. So, for tall, short, fat, thin women, there are different sets available and it’s better to get what fits and suits them the best. So, choose wisely.