During my shopping appointment with my client Luzia, we shopped for new wardrobe pieces for spring at Gap and LOFT. Luzia tried on a few blouses at Gap but was a little discouraged because the buttoned-down blouses tended to gape at the bust.
I suggested to Luzia that she should have the placket (where the row of buttons and holes are located) sewn closed around the area where the fabric pulls at the bust. You can easily take your garment to your tailor or local cleaners and have this done at a low cost. However, this alteration works best for blouses that only slightly gape. That way, when the placket is sewn closed the fabric doesn’t pull to the point of tearing when worn.
Luzia bought some cute ankle pants and a boyfriend cardigan from Gap and then headed to LOFT. From LOFT, Luzia purchased a pretty turquoise blouse.