Online Sewing Class: Perfectly Fitted Shirt
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Beginner's Forum > Armscye alteration advice needed ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Armscye alteration advice needed
Long story short, I am terrible at sleeves.
meeshmuffet
meeshmuffet
Member since 9/11/13
Posts: 6
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 10/18/13 0:56 AM

I'm trying to merge the jacket in Vogue 2405 with a very snugly-fitted body block pattern, but keeping the Vogue pattern's armscye shape is really screwing up the fit around the front shoulder. The jacket front bunches badly between the armhole and bust. How can I get the fabric to lay flat?

The sleeve cap also seems to be much too big for the upper armhole, at least in my mockup. I would have to gather it to get it to fit, but that's not the look I want. How can I resolve this without losing the space for the jacket's rather large shoulder pads?

ETA: Ugh, I've only just realized I posted this in the wrong forum. My kingdom for a delete button...
-- Edited on 10/18/13 0:58 AM --

SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD
USA
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2563
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 10/19/13 5:31 AM

Pictures please. Other than that- to avoide gathers you need to lower the top of the sleeve or reduce it between the notches.
Walk the distance between the front and back notches with a ruler on the armsyce. Do the same with the sleeve and adjust so they match.

As for the bunching- it depends on if they are horizontal or vertical lines, how deep and how long.

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

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 >> Armscye alteration advice needed

Merchants on PR

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater Knit Fabrics
Web site

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Vesta Patterns


vestapatterns.com
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Class Details

Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

Lekala Patterns 5489

photo
by: Marge99

Review
Sewing Workshop Nikko Jacket Pattern

Sewing Workshop Nikko Jacket Pattern

Pattern Details
Paradiso Designs Be Green Market Bag Pattern

Paradiso Designs Be Green Market Bag Pattern

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.