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Draft a Sleeve Block

Threads #189, Feb./March 2017 Issue
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Knit tops are a versatile, comfortable wardrobe staple-but if they don’t fit correctly, they can look sloppy or cheap. A too-loose sleeve and overlarge armhole create silhouette-obscuring folds. A too-tight sleeve isn’t especially flattering for most women and can feel restrictive to wear. For the best fit, make your own knit bodice and sleeve blocks, so you can design any garment style you like. In this article from Threads #189 (February/March 2017), you’ll learn how to draft a custom sleeve pattern that can be used as is for a simple, close-fitting long sleeve or as the basis for other styles. This process is easy and fast-and it’s the first step to creating a wardrobe of knit tops that look and feel wonderful. 

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  1. user-6474368 January 8th

    I have been looking for two patterns that were in your magazine Sept #186 andFeb and March#189 and can't get either. I love this magazine but I'm tiring of looking for something this
    long. Don't think iam going to renew this time either!
    Thank you for nothing.

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