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Sleeve Trouble

amazingrace5 | Posted in General Discussion on

I just made a test pattern (thank heaven) of Vogue #7051, a Koko Beal dress.  The sleeve set into the bodice beautifully.  However, when I put it on, I realized the sleeve appears twisted, as if the entire thing needs to be rotated toward the back.  After consulting my sewing bibles, I did just that – re-adjusted the ease to the back.  The “bible” says a 1/4 inch adjustment should do it.  I would need to rotate a good inch or more, and by then, there would be way too much fabric on the back of the sleeve cap to lie smoothly in the armscye.  Any ideas?  I love this pattern, and it otherwise fits like a dream.  HELP!

Grace

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  1. enidshapiro | | #1

    I think I read somewhere that the sleeve cap should be no more than one and a half inches larger than the armsyce.  And if it isn't it should be made smaller by taking a fold in the top of the cap on the pattern itself and then recut.  

    Hope this helps.

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