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Calendria
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Date: 3/11/12 4:48 AM

okay, I have been working on my surefit desingn muslin draft on and off for months now. Well, now I have read how sleeve cap ease is bogus.

How exactly do i apply the NO sleeve cap ease AND enlarge it for a larger upper arm?

I'm confused and soooo frusterated.

also, could I just copy off the shape of the armhole or something?

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Date: 3/11/12 4:57 AM

Haha, I know EXACTLY where you have read itNo, you need sleeve cap ease, it was proven too many times. Depending on the fabric you'll need more or less, but you need it, absolutely.

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Date: 3/11/12 5:10 AM

Here is my little videoto show you what happens when there is not enough ease at sleeve cap

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Date: 3/11/12 5:14 AM

well now how do I "ease" it cuz no matter what i get gathers and puckers and it just doesn't look nice

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Date: 3/11/12 5:14 AM

oh and thanx for the video

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Date: 3/11/12 5:15 AM

what exactly was the difference? i couldn't see it as well cuz of the fabric

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Date: 3/11/12 8:44 AM

Glenda from Sure-Fit Designs can and will help you endlessly. She will even Skype with you to see your problems.

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Date: 3/11/12 4:19 PM

i know that. but sleeves have been a serious issue here and I'm just not sure if there isn't SOmE truth to "cap sleeve is bogus" or something like that.

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Date: 3/11/12 4:55 PM

could I possibly use petite plus 101 along with surefit designs and use it to create my sloper pattern, because it has most of the alterations I'd need to make : a d cup, small shouklderds, short waist, I'd just need to adjust my bust point location and possibly my upper arm for arm adjustment.

ideas?

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Date: 3/11/12 10:23 PM

I'm no expert on pattern drafting, but to have zero ease on a sleeve cap, the shoulder needs to be extended and probably a shoulder pad inserted. In PMB I try to stick to around 1 inch sleeve cap ease. The program defaults to about 1.67 inches, which is too difficult to ease in. You can bast from where the little arrow is normally on the bodice and sleeve, around to the other side. Then draw up the thread until the fabric is tighter, but doesn't pucker. It takes a little practice.

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