I have a problem. I made a blouse and thought that the shoulders and neck were too big, even though I took off 1/2″ on shoulders. Every where else fit good. Now, I want to make a short sleeve top. I held the pattern front to me and it looks like I need to trim the shoulders 2″. That is a lot, but I thought I would try Nancy Zeiman’s pivot and slide method. It just doesn’t work. The top of the pattern is way down on the original. I thought o.k., I’ll just chop off 2″ and have it meet in the middle of the armscye, but what will that do to the sleeve when I try to insert sleeves? I don’t know how to change the top of a sleeve. Any ideas? I am in desperate need of a top and pant pattern that will fit me. I need new clothes that will fit, badly. I don’t think I will have much problem with the pants pattern. I’m pretty good at altering pants patterns. Maybe I shouldn’t say that until I do it.