Canada Member since 12/23/13 Posts: 319 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
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.
Florida USA Member since 3/17/12 Posts: 432 Skill: Advanced Body Type:
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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