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Date: 2/16/12 8:35 AM

Easy cap sleeves seem to be common for summer.
But what is the adjustment when in some patterns the sleeve gaps in front, right at the side of the bust (C cup)--not so bad in knits but noticeable in wovens?
And hints for getting that underarm V turn to not drive you crazy, plus sewing it with a French seam?

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Date: 2/16/12 8:40 AM

gramma, I need some visuals

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Date: 2/16/12 10:24 AM

True without the visual it is difficult to diagnose the problem; however, if the sleeve cap is gaping could it be that the armscye is too large in the front?

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Date: 2/16/12 3:02 PM

An armhole that gapes in front the way you describe is often due to the need for a full bust adjustment. Since a true cap sleeve is little more than an extended armhole, you might want to try that adjustment.

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Date: 2/17/12 9:35 PM

I have this problem from time to time, even with a sloper I made. It occurs when I want a tighter fitting armhole, such as that with a jacket. What I do is turn the gap in the armhole into a dart and then rotate that fullness to the side seam into a diagonal dart, or back into the bust dart. Of course, this will make your armhole smaller and it will also sit up a little higher. I have a rolled forward shoulder on one side, moreso than the other, and this problem occurs often.

I don't understand what you mean by an "underarm V turn". Can you explain? Are you talking about where the sleeve and the underarm seam meet?

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Date: 2/19/12 8:49 AM

The best solution for me (happens to me all the time, even after FBA) is Sherril Miller's tip for reducing armhole size
here. Amazing what a difference it makes!

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