Fitting Plus-Size Sleeves
Kathleen Cheetham’s article from Threads #185 (June/July 2016) describes how to best fit sleeves for women with fuller arms. She writes:
A basic blouse with set-in sleeves is a classic that many women want to wear. For plus-sized women with very full arms, however, this fundamental garment is often difficult to fit, because the set-in sleeves are usually too slim. Many plus-sized women have biceps measuring 16 inches in circumference or more, and commercial patterns not drafted for fuller figures don’t accommodate such measurements. In this article, I will address the set-in sleeve and its armscye and show how to achieve a smooth and comfortable fit for a fuller arm. I’ll also show you how to avoid pattern-fitting pitfalls that end in frustration.
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