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When it comes to adding support to sleeve caps, you have a variety of options: standard, shaped, extended shoulder pads, and all manner of sleeve heads. In this case, we needed something different; we needed a little internal support.
I hit the jackpot recently at the local thrift, with this venerable morning coat. I needed to reline the sleeves and thought you might enjoy seeing it!
Designer Angela Wolf shares a few tips on how to adjust shoulders to achieve a better-fitting sleeve.
Audition pattern design changes in miniature to speed the process and save your pattern and fabric.
You could win the book "Dressmaking: 200 Q&A" by Mary McCarthy!
This little detail gives a sporty look to a short sleeve.
Print out this handy worksheet to record armscye and sleeve-cap dimensions.
Recently I was commissioned by a customer to make a jacket from fabric she purchased this summer at the Palazzo Fortuny. This starts a series of posts documenting the progress of this jacket.
Check out this designer-inspired shoulder pad that moves with your garment as you move.
Try this technique for a flattering sleeveless garment.