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Message Board > Fitting Woes > sleeve problem ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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sleeve problem
fits until I sew in the sleeves
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Date: 1/13/12 6:26 PM

It seems like I have the problem with tops fitting fine until I sew in the sleeves. When I reach forward, about 2 inches down from the shoulder seam it is tight. I just am finishing up a princess seam blouse except for the buttons and buttonholes. The armholes are fine, plenty of room in the back, the bust area fits great. I cut the sleeves out plenty big for my biceps. Could this have something to do with the sleeve cap too high or too low or do I just need to make the sleeve bigger for large biceps?

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Date: 1/13/12 6:29 PM

halley, can you post a few pictures?

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Date: 1/13/12 11:13 PM

Try just the sleeve on -- does that give you any hints?

We need some photos.

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Date: 1/14/12 9:47 AM

Okay I'll post a picture.

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Date: 1/14/12 10:25 AM

Here's some pictures.side view

Heres the front view

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Date: 1/14/12 12:16 PM

Need a back view too -- with arms down.

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Date: 1/14/12 12:35 PM

Okay give me some time to get a picture

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Date: 1/14/12 1:13 PM

back view

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Date: 1/14/12 1:52 PM

Halley, your back view didn't come through. From your side view, I'm going to suggest that maybe you need to add a bit more at the back armhole. That's where I have one of my fitting concerns too. Also, your sleeves look really big...are you sure you need all that room in there? You have a cute little shape and the blouse is a super fit, but the sleeves look too big.

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Date: 1/14/12 1:55 PM

I have a 13 1/2 inch biceps and the sleeves are about 15 inches. Let me try to post the back view again.back view

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