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need help with a sleeve
alterating a wide sleeve
maya47
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ISRAEL
Member since 2/4/13
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Date: 2/9/13 11:22 AM

I'a sewing a west and added a sleeve, I don;t like the look of it & asking for help or tutorial to change it to a narrow sleeve.
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Date: 2/10/13 6:14 AM

Most vest patterns are designed with an armhole that is different from a bodice armhole. Its bigger and sits lower. Its not designed to accept a sleeve.
You may want to use a bodice pattern that fits you alter it into a vest by lowering the neck and making a front button closure.

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Date: 2/10/13 4:06 PM

The vest fabric looks to be a knit, and I would use a knit sleeve pattern that does not have a full cap like the one you have tried.
As Sandi has said the vest armhole may be bigger than a blouse armesyth, so you could go up a couple of sizes.
Pam

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