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Sunshine12242
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Date: 4/7/12 8:01 PM

HAVE PATTERN WITH LONG SLEEVES AND WISH TO CHANGE IT TO EXTENDED SHOULDERS FOR WARM WEATHER WEARING. ANY HINTS ON EASY WAY TO DO THIS.
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Date: 4/8/12 3:12 AM

Hi Sunshine12242 . Is the pattern for a set in sleeve? If so, what I usually do for a quick fix is raise the underarm point a little bit - half an inch usually does it. This is because normally a pattern with sleeves will have a lower armhole. Then I draw the shoulder out an Inch to an inch and a half, sloping it down from the shoulder point, half an inch to an inch, and making the angle into a curve. More of a slope will hug your upper arm/shoulder area more, less will be more flappy. Then I decide on the finish I'm having for the sleeve cap and armhole - probably construct a facing. Another way is to raise the armhole as before and take a slice off the top of the sleeve pattern to make a separate cap which is stitched in. HTH.

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Date: 4/8/12 9:02 AM

Yes, pattern has set in sleeves. Thank you for your speedy advice and will try it today.
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