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The Sleeve-Cap Seam and the Armscye

Photo: Bonnie Hofkin

A tailored, set-in sleeve is often the most challenging aspect of a garment to get right; it is certainly the thing most often asked about by those learning to sew tailored garments. In this article from Threads #167, Jeffery Diduch will take you through some key elements of the balance between the sleeve shape and the armhole dimensions. Then, he'll show you how to effectively troubleshoot and correct patterns after fitting adjustments or for style considerations.

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