I recently found this fantastic site and as a result have been inspired to restart sewing again. I have just finished the jacket in Vogue 8206 and taken a vow never to use Vogue patterns again. Even though I reduced the fullness in the top of the sleeves as suggested by Sandra Betzina in her Fast Fit book, they are still too full and tend to give the “home made” look to the garment. I will have another go at pressing the fullness out but I would love to know what patterns other people use and how they get around this problem.
Over the years I have noticed this problem in setting in sleeves has increased. Years ago an amount of fullness was fashionable and acceptable but not so nowadays.
Any suggestions! please.