Shirt "Mold" ...It ain't pretty!

Monday, May 9, 2005
Disclaimer: The poorly sewn shirt shown is from a department store, It is NOT one of the custom shirts from my studio !

It's sneaky, it's insidious.
Oh yes dear readers, it's another incident of ugly "shirt mold"! Shirt Mold? Well, not actually mold...but still ugly. Lint has collected between the folds of this shirt's front button-band. Because the fabric is thin and not of the best quality, the trapped lint makes it seem as if the shirt is soiled.

What can be done? A tailor or seamstress can top-stitch on either side of the buttonhole along the inner and outer edges of the front band. This will stop lint from collecting in the folds. Otherwise, you have no choice but to try to pick that ugly "shirt mold" out by hand.

To prevent this dreaded situation from ever happening again, BUY BETTER SHIRTS...or learn to make your own!