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Shoulder Pads

pppaisley | Posted in General Discussion on

I have several dresses and tops that, at one time, had shoulder pads.  I am sure there are a hug number of women that have removed dozens from our clothes.  The result, as you know, is a drooping shoulder sleeve seam.  What’s the best fix for this problem?  Do I just cut the fabric off the shirts body and not off the sleeve or do I cut off from body and sleeve?  I am a novice at sewing, so make it simple.  I also do my altering on my grandmothers portable “Singer” which is very old but works like a charm.

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  1. stillsuesew | | #1

    Take out the sleeve seam for a couple of inches on each side of the shoulder seam at the top.  Then take in the shoulder seam as much as necessary to get it to hang properly.  Then you can try to put the sleeve back in to this new smaller armseye (armhole).  You will probably need to reduce the sleeve head a little depending on how much you took in on the shoulder seam.  If you have really sloping shoulders, you may need to use a thinner shoulder pad instead of removing them altogether.

    1. pppaisley | | #2

      Sleeve Seam

      Thank you, that sounds simple enough.

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