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All About Set-In Sleeves and Armholes
Instructor: Sarah Veblen
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All About Set-In Sleeves and Armholes Online Class
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Subject: Working Along Date: 7/4/07 11:04 AM

Hi Sarah,
I need this class but I am going to be away for the first week. Do you think I would be able to catch up using the downloaded lessons or will it be important to work along? I have taken your underlining class and did work along, but have often gone back to review the lessons.

Thanks,
Kathleen

Sarah Veblen
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Subject: Re: Working Along Date: 7/8/07 2:01 PM

Hi Kathleen,

With many of my classes, I'd say that you could catch up just fine, but this class has a lot of hands-on practice. If you've done some pattern making and feel comfortable with your rulers, I'd say you could definitely catch up. But if you've never experimented with pattern making or taken any kind of class, I think it would be an easier class to take and follow along.

I'd love to have you in class again, but if you want to wait until the next time I offer it, that's great, too.

Sarah

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Subject: Sleeves Date: 7/19/07 7:01 AM

Sarah,

Do you plan on covering how to deal with some of the specific issues we face?

For example, I have forward shoulders and adjust the bodice and sleeve for it. Sometimes I just have to take out that extra ease in the front--it is just too much. The back armhole has to be flattened and the front a little more of a bubble curve. I usually need to heighten the cap, too, which presents another set of challenges that I deal with.

So my question is will these fitting issues be covered in the lessons?

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

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Subject: Lesson outline? Date: 7/23/07 4:17 AM

Sarah,

I was wondering if you had an outline or table of contents for this class. I've participated in a handful of classes on PR, and I always end up feeling like I wasted my money. I generally feel that I could get the same info from a book and with a little help on the boards for less money. I promised myself after the last disappointment that I would not take anymore on line classes, but I really could use some help with fitting sleeves. Maybe if I had more info on the specific lessons you plan to include I could make a more satisfying decision.

Thanks!

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No wonder I just keep getting more and more creative!

Sarah Veblen
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Subject: Re: Sleeves Date: 7/23/07 8:50 AM

Ryan's mom,

Yes, I hope to help anyone with their personal fitting issues as best I can. I, too have forward shoulders, and what you're describing sounds right. But I can give you other pointers as well. I'm hoping that we have an active discussion board and chats as I try to help people with their fitting issues.

Sarah

Sarah Veblen
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Subject: Re: Lesson outline? Date: 7/23/07 9:06 AM

Hi Ladybegood,

Some of the topics that will be covered are as follows:

Getting a sleeve that fits well.

Getting an armhole that fits well.

Comparing the sleeve cap length and the armhole circumference; "walking" patterns.

How much ease in the sleeve cap is manageable, and why there needs to be ease in the sleeve cap.

What are your alternatives when the sleeve cap needs to be much larger than the armhole circumference -- which is frequently the case.

Tips about pattern drafting -- since you'll need to be playing with patterns.

Changing a commercial pattern to reflect your personal measurements.

Drafting a sleeve from your personal measurements.

Adjusting sleeves for full biceps and for skinny biceps.

Typical pattern changes that occur to get a personalized fit (forward shoulder, flat front of arm, flat back of arm).

Other solutions and sleeve alternatives for getting a sleeve to fit the arm and to fit into the armhohle opening nicely.

How to set a sleeve in using your fingers (rather than basting stitches) to control the ease.

I will be happy to help everyone with their individual fitting problems as best I can, via the class discussion board and with the students' ability to post photos (so I can see what the fitting issue is) -- so I anticipate that this will be a very active and interactive class.

Let me know if you have any other questions about what will be covered -- the above list is not complete, but covers the main topics.

Sarah

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Subject: question Date: 7/24/07 2:57 PM

Hi Sarah,
I have been drafting some knit tops using a moulage. Would like to be able to do a better job with the armholes on a sleeveless. Is this something that the class would help me with?
thanks, lark

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Subject: One more question Date: 7/24/07 5:12 PM

Thanks, Sarah.

One more question for you. Is the class more theory or will we actually be creating a garment.

The reason I'm asking is because I plan on taking the Jeans class, too, and want to make sure I have enough time for both. I've worked out a lot of my fitting issues, but still have garments that highlight some things I deal with. I do have basic patternmaking skills so I'm not really starting from scratch on that end either..

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing/Embroidery Combo Machine: Janome MC15000. Sewing Machines: Elna 740, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

Sarah Veblen
Sarah Veblen  Friend of PR
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MD USA
Member since 11/1/05
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Subject: Re: question Date: 7/24/07 6:10 PM

Lark,

Definitely. Working with knits, as you know, is a little different from wovens because of the amount of give/stretch in the knit fabric. But the fit issues are very similar.

Please feel free to ask specific questions if they arise.

Sarah

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