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Sloping shoulder adjustment
Do I need to do anything to the sleeve?
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Date: 1/22/14 9:58 PM

I always have to do a sloping shoulder adjustment. Do I need to make some sort of change to the sleeve as I am reducing the size of the armhole?

The adjustment is only 3/8th of an inch so can this be eased in? I do recall Peggy Sagers on one of her webcasts saying something about lowering the armhole at the side seam the same amount.

For those of you that do a sloping shoulder adjustment what do you do?

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Date: 1/22/14 10:16 PM

Do you have any fitting/pattern alteration books? Any of them would have this alteration and there are several ways to do it.

I do just the opposite as I do a square shoulder alteration. I raise the shoulder 1/2" and therefore I raise the lower armhole 1/2" and then blend into the armhole up to the notch.

From the New Mexico State University Extension Service (http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/c-228.html)

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Sloping Shoulders
Redraw shoulder seam and armscye seams, sloping and lowering them the desired amount. Be sure to redraw seams on both front and back pattern pieces.









You want to keep the armhole the same size. Forgot to say if you keep the armhole the same, you don't have to do anything with the sleeve.




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Date: 1/23/14 8:42 AM

Lower the armhole at the side seam the same amount as the adjustment on the shoulder seam.

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Date: 1/23/14 12:51 PM

When I do a sloped shoulder, I move the entire armhole. I can't remember where I got this method from, but I basically move in about 1-2 from the arm edge and draw a straight line down the front of the pattern to about an inch under the arm curve where I draw a perpendicular line to the first. I cut the whole thing off, move it down, and tape it back on. I add a little tissue at the should've and blend from arm edge to neck edge.

By doing it this way, I haven't had to mess with the arm at all. YMMV.
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Date: 1/23/14 1:00 PM

Yes, that's another way of doing the same thing. :)

The point is not to change the size of the armhole so that you don't have to change the sleeve. Both the method you mention and the method that I and the person after me posted will all accomplish the same thing.

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Date: 1/23/14 7:14 PM

Thank you all for your replies. I will go ahead and lower the armhole the same amount.

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