Online Sewing Class: Put it on the Bias
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > Butterick 5846

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Butterick 5846
Making it sleeveless
Liamsmama
star
Liamsmama
Canada
Member since 12/23/13
Posts: 319
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



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.

HelenM01
star
HelenM01
Ohio USA
Member since 10/7/12
Posts: 291
Skill: Beginner
Body Type:
Send Message

      



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.

cocosloft
starstarstar
cocosloft  Friend of PR
Florida USA
Member since 3/17/12
Posts: 432
Skill: Advanced
Body Type:
Send Message

      



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!

------
Coco

Juki HZL-F600
Singer Quantum Stylist II
Juki MO-654DE
Janome 8002D
IKEA SY

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. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> Butterick 5846

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater knit fabrics
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Class Details

Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Burda 7790

photo
by: FreyaStark

Review
Favorite Things Sweet Es-Cape Pattern

Favorite Things Sweet Es-Cape Pattern

Pattern Details
Victoria Jones Collection 309 Womens' Long Dress

Victoria Jones Collection 309 Womens' Long Dress

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.