Member since 11/21/06
Date: 9/22/13 12:59 PM
I feel like I am always battling issues with my shoulders/back when it comes to anything semi fitted. I am making Sewaholic Minoru (raglan style jacket) and at a point where I can try on the jacket. When I put it on, the upper sleeves bind my upper arms when I reach forward/up. Iíve stopped working on it for now because I am waiting for zipper to arrive, but I am also not enthusiastic to work on it anymore. I canít see myself reaching for a restrictive jacket often but I also donít know how (or donít want) to fix it - I would have to pick apart everything because of the raglan construction and there are a ton of topstitching!
It seems like there are two possible issues with upper arms become binding when reaching forward:
1. Garment armholes are too low
2. Garment shoulders/back is too narrow to fit my shoulders.
Iím debating if I should try making the armholes smaller. Alternatively, since the top of the jacket is gathered before the collar, Iím wondering if I can re-do the gathers by spreading the back out more (since its raglan).
Feeling the defeat...
Member since 10/1/06
Date: 9/22/13 2:48 PM
I have been watching Cynthia Guffey's video How to Fit a Jacket and have been happy with all the information. It is on dailycrafttv.com for $10. I got lots of tips from that. My criticism is that the video is not broken into topics so I cannot go back to the specific area I want to review.
If the arms are binding that usually means the armholes are too low. Raising them should help this.
-- Edited on 9/22/13 2:54 PM --