So the first thing I did was to decide that I needed a four inch panel added on each side to make the shirt big enough. This was an educated guess based on how tight the shirt was to begin with. Looser is always better – unless it’s falling off. So I cut two panels, each four inches wide and longer than the length of the side seems.
Then I decided a matching collar and front placket would look nice too. So I cut a narrow strip for the front placket:
I traced the collar of the shirt onto an old manilla envelope so I’d have a pattern of sorts to use to match the collar:
I folded the pattern in half and cut it out so it would be symmetrical. Don’t know why my hand looks purple!
I traced the pattern onto the wrong side of the fabric and then cut out leaving a seem allowance. If you look carefully you can see the pencil marks.
Next time – attaching the collar. It’s easy peasy!