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Add a Gusset to a Sew-In Sleeve

Gussets can solve all sorts of problems. They’ll save an existing garment, such as a vintage blouse or jacket with a torn or spoiled underarm, for example. Gussets can also enable you to alter the sleeves of a garment that’s too snug through the biceps, making it wearable and more comfortable by giving a wider range of motion. The same gussets can also increase the bust circumference. Understanding gussets will serve you well in all of these situations.The focus here is on the set-in sleeve gusset.

This article is from Threads issue #156.

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