SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Beginner's Forum > armhole band ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
armhole band
Looking for help drafting an armhole band
lolarific
lolarific
Member since 5/24/12
Posts: 1
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 7/15/12 2:10 PM

I'm very new to sewing with patterns; I'm making my second dress. I'm working with this pattern and after attaching one of the sleeves, I really don't like it. So, I'd like to make it sleeveless. Since I've already put the rest of the dress together, I can't just cut the front & back bodice pieces bigger, so I'd like to make a band of the contrasting fabric to go around the armhole. I think if I make it the same width of the front band, it should be enough, but my question is, is it totally absurd to just cut a straight band and attach it, or should I cut it on a curve so it will lay better? I'm thinking this could be beyond my skill level, but maybe not, so I thought I would put it out there.

tinflutterby
tinflutterby  Friend of PR
Advanced
California USA
Member since 8/9/11
Posts: 306
Send Message

      



Date: 7/16/12 4:00 AM

Unfortunately a simple straight band won't work. You could use a bias band ironed to curve sufficiently so the it doesn't ripple. The safest way would be a facing cut from the pattern.

Courtney Ostaff
Courtney Ostaff
Intermediate
West Virginia USA
Member since 11/23/10
Posts: 664
Send Message

      



In reply to lolarific <<


Date: 7/16/12 10:21 PM

Depending on your fabric, why not just sew some bias tape on there and be done with it? Otherwise, yes, facings.

DonnaH
star
DonnaH
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 10/1/03
Posts: 1447
Send Message

      



Date: 7/20/12 6:58 PM

If it was me, I'd go with a bias tape edging - you could even make your own with leftover fabric! The Continuous Loop method is really easy.

However, Gertie has something that you may want to try - Kimono-like sleeve band

I tried it with a Sorbetto muslin, and didn't like it, but I think my cotton-pillowcase fabric had too much body. Something with a softer drape would be fine.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> armhole band

Merchants on PR

boutiquefabric.com


High end fashion fabrics
Deals!

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Historical Patterns
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
More Knits
More Knits

Class Details

Online Class
Understanding Knit Fabrics
Understanding Knit Fabrics

Class Details

Other My Childhood Treasures

photo
by: HOWsMom

Review
Serendipity Studio Sew Serendipity Bag (book

photo
by: French.Sea...

Review
Islander Sewing Systems Jacket Express Pattern

Islander Sewing Systems Jacket Express Pattern

Pattern Details
Victoria Jones Collection Busy Diva Apron and Star Potholder

Victoria Jones Collection Busy Diva Apron and Star Potholder

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.