Instant slimmification DIY

I found this shirt and it's in the perfect colour (it's a warm orange/brown, of course it doesn't show on camera!), but the neckline is super unflattering and neck-shortening. The rounder your upper body, the better you'll look with a v-neck. I have an easy fix for your round-neck tops, that doesn't only give you a nicer neckline, it also accentuates the booby-area nicely and can lift the waistline, depending on how deep you pull it. And depending on the item. It only takes a few minutes and everybody can do it, all you need is needle and thread. By the way, I used white yarn so you can see what I'm doing. I suggest to use yarn in the same colour as your whatever-you-wanna-v-neckify. If you haven't got the exact one, always go for a darker colour, it shows the least. Here we go:
find the midpoint of the neckline

find something round-necked (duh!)

find the midpoint of the neckline

find the midpoint of the neckline

if you need to, mark a straight line, appr. 12cm (5inch) from the midpoint you just found

if you need to, mark a straight line, appr. 12cm (5inch) from the midpoint you just found

make your first stitch from the inside going up, inside the seam not quite up to the edge

make your first stitch on the inside of the neckband going up...

make your first stitch from the inside going up, inside the seam not quite up to the edge

... inside the seam, not quite up to the edge

now poke the needle in about 5mm under the neckline from the inside out

now poke the needle in about 5mm under the neckline from the inside out

and back down about 1cm - voila! First proper stitch completed!

and back down about 1cm.

voila! First proper stitch completed!

voila! First proper stitch completed!

repeat on a straight line downwards.

repeat on a straight line downwards.

end with a stitch inside the shirt

end with a stitch inside the shirt

pull on the string

pull on the string

check if it's v-necky enough, if not, add some more stitches

check if it's v-necky enough, if not, add some more stitches

now poke the needle upwards on the inside through all the folds you just created

now poke the needle upwards on the inside through all the folds you just created

tie a knot

tie a knot

slimmification process completed

slimmification process completed

before

nay

after

yay

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