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Date: 7/5/12 1:44 PM

I don't know if anyone can answer this but I am making MC6073, It is sleeveless but I put sleeves in it, my problem is I forgot to gather the shoulders and I sergered the seams and now the sleeve falls about one inch lower then it should, Can I just cut the shoulder a inch in, I really like the the dress and will make it sleeveless if I have too, any suggestion,
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Date: 7/5/12 9:25 PM

I'd pin it, baste it, and see if I liked it first, but sure, why not?

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Date: 7/6/12 8:39 AM

I don't see that this would be a problem, but like Courtney suggested, I would pin and baste first. I have to remove an inch off the shoulder in all my tops. Before I learned how to slash and fold, I would just carve off the shoulder seam...I never liked doing it that way, but it's how most alteration books show the adjustment. So, carving is an acceptable adjustment on the shoulder.

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Date: 7/6/12 2:45 PM

Thank you ladies,
I am going to cut the shoulder , One thing KK told us once , don't be afraid to experiment it is only fabric, And I for one have more than I need to.
Thank you again,
Holly

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Date: 7/9/12 1:48 PM

By cutting off the shoulder you are making the armhole bigger because the line gets longer. Sometimes this makes the sleeve smaller than the armhole. Try taking a tuck in the middle of the shoulder front and back and make it a design feature. No need to "un-serge".
-- Edited on 7/9/12 1:48 PM --

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