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Message Board > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > too much sleeve ease!

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Date: 1/12/12 3:53 PM

Hi Ladies! Here is my issue. I am making a knit tshirt which has gaping at the armholes, I pinched out the amount of the gap to make a dart which is about 2". I am also going to have to add to the sleeve cap to make it drape properly. This plus the 2" I pinched out will give this knit sleeve way more ease than I want if I use the existing armhole. The sleeve will drape nicely in the front and all the extra ease will be in the back. How would I adjust this without bringing back down the sleeve cap? Or, how could I change the armhole to accommodate. The 2" pinch already shortened the front armhole. The back armhole seems a little high. I could take out about 1" in the bicep of width of the sleeve.

Humm, maybe I should just draft a sleeve to fit this armhole. Anyone know how?

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Date: 1/13/12 9:53 AM

I would make a slash in the front sleeve cap, just above the notch and before the shoulder notch/dot and overlap this 1". When I work with a knit and want a really tight fit across the bodice, I make a dart in the armhole, rotate it to somewhere else on the bodice, then slash and overlap the sleeve cap to accommodate the dart. You can also make mini tucks or darts in the sleeve cap, on the pattern only, between the front notch and the shoulder notch/dot

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Date: 1/13/12 12:08 PM

Thank you. I was thinking of doing this, but didn't know how it would work, so I'm glad someone has actually done it with success.

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