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Date: 11/21/12 4:07 PM

Have made shoulders with small and tapered out to medium from armhole. Now there is a large gap in front of my arm. Have tried doing a dart and it is passable, but wonder if there is anything I could do to the pattern paper to eliminate this from happening. Have read other posts from a few years back, but wonder if there is a easy way to do this.

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Date: 11/21/12 6:35 PM

Are you doing View A sleeveless? for me, a good deal of the fix for this is to take a bigger seam allowance in the outer shoulder seam. Put it on inside out and pin the shoulder seam closest to the arm and see if that helps.

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Date: 11/21/12 7:33 PM

Do you need to do a FBA?

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Date: 11/21/12 8:49 PM

It sounds like you need an fba. This will eliminate the gap. You do need to do this ahead of time. Since this is sleeveless you can use a knit band to pull in the excess.

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Date: 11/22/12 7:59 AM

I am making this view as shown on the envelope with sleeves, but I guess I should have said when the sleeves are put on there is extra fabric creating an amount that could be darted.

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Date: 11/23/12 1:38 AM

I use the technique shown in this tutorial to rotate the unsewn dart into a standard bust dart. You do have to do a tissue fit or a muslin first to find out how much to rotate.

Starting with a smaller size and doing an FBA would do the same thing from the other end but I actually find this approach faster a lot of the time.

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