Help! Setting in sleeves in a jacket
Hi, I’m new here, this is my first posting.
I am making a jacket and all has gone well until I tried to set the sleeves in.
I appear to have far too much material to give a smooth finish. I read an article in the DIY Network, written by a tailor. He seems to indicate that the max amount of extra fabric you require in your sleeve cap is 1″ or 1 1/4″. I have the max 1 1/4″ plus an extra 1 1/2″. So working on this theory I have far too much fabric and it will never be set in without puckers.
He suggested adjusting the sleeve pattern by cutting the pattern piece down the centre of the sleeve and pulling the sleeve cap inwards the required excess amount. This would work well prior to cutting out your garment, but that is too late for me now and I don’t have enough spare fabric to cut out more sleeves. Help!
I really don’t want to abandon this project as the work I have done so far looks really quite professional, although I say so myself! I’m proud of myself!
Hope somebody out there will have a solution for me.