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Butterick 5846
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Date: 7/25/14 0:02 AM

I'm not a fan of the sleeves on butterick 5846, I want to make view b out of a royal blue cotton sateen but I'd like to eliminate the sleeves. I'm a touch short on yardage plus I'm not a fan of the length of the sleeves. Could I just do a self fabric bias facing on the arm hole? Are there any other alterations I should consider? I'm thinking I should also make the shoulder a bit narrower.

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Date: 7/25/14 4:23 PM

It's usually pretty easy to eliminate sleeves and use a simple self fabric bias facing. So unless there's something really strange about the armhole, that should not be a problem.

You don't have to alter the armhole or shoulder, unless you are eliminating shoulder pads or want a narrower shoulder.

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Date: 7/26/14 5:18 AM

Cute pattern! Before you cut out the bodice, you might check the depth of the armscye on the tissue. Sometimes it's lower to allow free movement of the sleeve, you might want it a little higher. You can compare to a sleeveless top you already have. Once you have the shoulder and side seam sewn, you can check the length of the shoulder and fit around your arm. Sometimes I remove a little fabric, particularly if the sleeve originally sat at- or off-shoulder. And yes, self-fabric bias binding is a great way to finish! hope it goes well, should be so pretty!


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