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How should the sleeves be adjusted?
Vintage Joan
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Date: 4/9/08 12:36 PM

I have the pattern to make this blouse, which for some inexplicable reason has shoulder pads --

Several people have reviewed this blouse, but I don't think any of them mentioned compensating for not putting shoulder pads in ...or maybe everyone did put them in. It occurred to me I could adjust the shoulder line by morphing the shoulder line in from another Burda buttoned blouse, but the sleeves would surely have to be adjusted slightly too, wouldn't they?
Thanks! Here's the line drawing.

-- Edited on 4/9/08 12:37 PM --

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In reply to Vintage Joan

Date: 4/9/08 12:40 PM

Take off half the height of the shoulder pad from front and back shoulder and the total amount off the outside of the collar, ie you slice to the neck seam line and overlap the amount you need to take off. Also shorten the sleeve cap.

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Date: 4/9/08 12:53 PM

Thanks! A couple of little questions --
-- How much should I shorten the sleeve cap by?
-- I can't quite picture "take off ... the total amount off the outside of the collar" -- you mean the shoulder seam right next to the collar? (Sorry, I'm not very spatially gifted.)

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"Some people are so poor, the only thing they have is money." ~ Seen on a t-shirt worn by a young missionary in India

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In reply to Vintage Joan

Date: 11/8/08 3:10 AM

Hi Joan,

Here's a link to a comment from els with some additional info. I haven't done this alteration myself, so I'm sorry I can't be of more help.


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In reply to Sanibelle

Date: 11/8/08 10:36 AM

Thanks! That link is very helpful.

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"Some people are so poor, the only thing they have is money." ~ Seen on a t-shirt worn by a young missionary in India

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