Phew. That’s better. Thanks, everyone who weighed in on my shirt dilemma. I machine-sewed a seam in the top of each shoulder strap that allowed me to cut off about six rows of crochet from each strap. That made it more reasonable. I zig-zagged the seam to make it less likely to unravel, but I suspect I still may be holding my breath when I toss it in the wash.
The fit of the fabric part was all wrong, too, so I shortened it by a few inches, and took it in on the sides.
Turns out, if I had just chosen one size smaller when I made the shirt originally, that part would have fit me perfectly. Live and learn!
And just because I enjoy side-by-side before-and-after shots:
Yep. Much happier with it now. I may even make another… 🙂