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woman’s work shirt that doesn’t roll up

user-7727149 | Posted in Fitting on

i’m just getting into design. i do more physical work, and would like to combat my tops from rolling up as i bend and shift. obviously simply sizing up will only take me so far if I want something more stylish but will move with plus size me


  1. doreet | | #1

    This is a very good question as I am also very heavy now,and regular t-shirts dont always do either.What does evewryone think about "work shirts"we can work in??IS STRETCH A GOOD THING TO TRY OUT??--What ever happened to "The Future of clothes"we read or saw, in science fiction??Youu know the stuff I mean, and we also saw weird stuff on fashion runways. --They seem to have access to really advanced fabric some times.I would not reallu mind "gluing"fabric together,or "melting seams"to make clothes.---Heck, im open to trying new things.--Thank you for your question. user 77271149

  2. YerAntieSue | | #2

    As Doreet mentions above, a stretch fabric would be a good place to start, either a knit or a woven.
    A few things to consider for more ability to move in work clothes are :
    -adding pleats or gathers beneath a yoke - a single box pleat like men's shirts, or more for added
    ease, back and/or front.
    -a "shirt tail" hem, again like men's shirts
    -adding an underarm gusset if shoulder seam is relatively high, OR
    -lowering armhole and widening, flattening sleeve seam
    These changes should be included in any basic patternmaking book, or search online.

  3. user-7049174 | | #3

    I have read comments on other forums re this "roll" issue that state a deeper hemline is useful. So if finished folded hem is 1.5cm deep perhaps doubling it to 3cm would be a help.

  4. user-7727149 | | #4

    i'll give altering the arm shoulder and sleeves a go. stretch and a longer hem doesn't work, as thigh length garments ride up the same as waist length. i move my arms and body about a lot-more like a farmer than an office worker so i have a lot of fit issues. shirt tails give mixed results as the shoulders rotate to far back or to far forward
    more pleats may be the way to go after adjusting shoulder seams but i've only seen a single box pleat on the back of shirts.

    1. neaton333 | | #5

      Some men's shirts have a pleat at each shoulder blade instead of a box pleat. This may be a more useful pleat option for you.

  5. user-7153267 | | #6

    Try using knit fabric that is very smooth. Roll ups sometimes result from the hem catching on the fabric in other clothing such as your skirt or pants. Also, the double pleat back, with pleats to the side will give more ease, as will a well fitted armhole. Armholes that are too deep can cause the shoulders to rise, to be followed by the rest of the garment. Finally, a hem facing instead of a turned up hem gives more stability and can be used as a design element with topstitching.( Use a stretch stitch for knits. ) Try for at least a 2 inch depth. Good luck

  6. user-7727149 | | #7

    Thanks for all of the tips. I'm going to start the mock up this weekend.

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