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Sleeve and armhole don't fit
ladymuck
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Date: 4/26/12 12:01 PM

I'm sewing the Robe, view F in this pattern. I have cut out all the pieces and have started sewing. I'm sewing the X-Large size. I have come to the sleeves and the armhole measures 26 inches and the sleeve 22 inches. The sleeve is too small!! It does not feet in the arm hole - the sleeve is 4 inches too short. I don't know what to do. This has never happened to me before.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Date: 4/26/12 1:14 PM

I don't have the pattern, but the first thing that comes to mind is that you could insert a gusset. Of course that's not usually done in a loose-fitting robe, but in order to salvage your project, you might consider it. Does that sound feasible?

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ladymuck
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Date: 4/27/12 2:36 PM

Thanks for your reply. That's what I'll do, and since the robe is lose fitting it won't be so very noticeable.
I found out today that there were two sleeve paper patterns in the envelope and I used the wrong one!! It's a long story about how it happened......I'm an experienced sewer and this is the first time this has happened to me.....so never say never!

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Date: 4/27/12 4:54 PM

It's happened to all of us at one time or another!

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