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FBA for cut-on or dolman sleeve?
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Date: 9/16/05 7:11 AM

I'm sewing out of town, and don't have my fitting books with me. My dd is in need of scrub tops, and wants me to copy her favorite rtw -- but "make it fit better, ok Mom?"

Any tips?

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Date: 9/16/05 7:57 AM

Easy - you simply cut off the dolman or cut-on sleeve (I just shoot straight up from the side seam to the shoulder area). Make your FBA, then tape the sleeve back on. There will be a triangular shaped space between the sleeve and the body after the FBA which will need to be filled in with tissue.

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Date: 9/16/05 12:16 PM

Thanks, Gigi -- I can do that!

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Date: 1/23/06 7:12 PM

I swear, every answer we need is somewhere on this site. All we need to do is search for it.

Thanks, Gigi...and thanks, Deepika.

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