Altering shoulder width-purchased item
I despertely need to find out how to properly and efficiently make shoulder width alterations on clothing that I have purchased. I am a plus size, but have narrow shoulders. When I buy something, the shoulder width on the garment is always too wide, and the shoulder/sleeve does not fit properly. The shoulder width causes the sleeve to begin on my arm (creating a drop-shoulder), rather than beginning at my shoulder joint. Since the garment is not a drop-shoulder style, it just looks sloppy. The rest of the garment fits fine. The most I would have to take the sleeves up (or shorten the shoulder width) is 1″. With the styles I wear and the way I’m built, the alteration should not cause a problem with the bustline. My dilema is finding a way to correcly curve the alteration from the shoulder down to the bottom of the sleeve (side seam), and to make sure that both sides as well as both sleeves have the same measurement alterations.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. How do professional tailors do this? Thank you so much for your help. Sincerely – JoAnn