I’m making my first jacket (Vogue 8283) and made a muslin (also a first for me) for it using the instructions in the article in Threads 121. I’ve only put in one sleeve. It’s a fitted jacket w/side front and side back and a 2-piece sleeve.
My problem is that the sleeve feels tight but I can’t tell whether it feels tight because of
1. tightness through the back.
2. sleeve too tight (it feels weird when I bend my elbow; almost as if it’s twisted but it’s not)
3. sleeve not fitting right because I don’t have a shoulder pad in place (easy to check I guess)
4. or if I just need to pull out the sleeve and set it in again to make sure I just didn’t insert it poorly. (again, easy to check)
I’m also feeling a little insecure because I’m not sure what to do if I change something. Doesn’t that throw everyother pattern piece off? That sleeve touches at least 4 other pattern pieces. Help, help, help!
Please let me know if you have any tips or have thought of something I haven’t. I’m already glad I’m not trying to figure this out on expensive wool fabric!