Simple handsewing makes a top more modest!
Let me back up. I got this top at Old Navy while it was 75% off or something, one of their sales. I've been wanting more things in a powerful, true red color!! (You may remember my red jeans and brights Pinterest board...) So I picked up this tee.
I tried it on at home and it had some serious gappage issues. You'll notice the buttons are spaced pretty far apart--and the bottom button has a big gap before the tie at the bottom. Tummy peek-through! NOT flattering.
But I had a solution (more elegant--and permanent-- than a discreet up-and-down safety pin between the buttons, I swear!)! I do the safety pin thing on blouses that I have to unbutton to put on and take off, but this is a knit with a decorative button front.
Rather than return it, I did a little mending to repair the gapping places--mainly the bust, where my bra was showing!, and the space between the bottom button and the tie.
So here's my simple handsewing technique--using the seam allowance of the placket, you can easily do invisible stitching with a little whipstitch. You never grab the main fabric of the shirt, so it won't show through anywhere!
The "after"--all better!
But hey, the point is, check it out now. Way easier to wear!
Have you solved gapping problems on tops and blouses before? Is the safety pin good for you, too, or have you had success with fabric tape, sewing, or other methods?