sewing a shirt “tucked in”
I love wearing tucked in tops, but it ends up being a battle all day as I repeatedly shove my shirt back in place and my waistband spits it back out. So when I decided I wanted to pair my crop cardigan with this elastic-waist skirt, I knew I was in for it. The bottom of the cardigan barely reached the top of the skirt.
So, what do I do when I face any problem in life? Turn to my sewing machine, of course!
I pinned the cardigan in place with the skirt, making sure the stretch was evenly dispersed.
Then I used matching thread to sew a wide zig zag near (but not at) the top edge of the skirt.
The first time I did this, I sewed the zig zag right at the top of the skirt. It just looked like there was a seam there, plus it puckered a bit. So by sewing a small distance below the edge, it gives the effect that the top is simply tucked into the skirt, rather than being sewn to it.
It’s been so nice to wear this around and not worry if my back is showing, or if it’s tucked in evenly all the way around.
So if you have a skirt-top combo you always wear together, or even if you want to temporarily attach the two for a long, worry free day, you may want to give this a go!