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A Fresh Way to Fit a Sleeve

Threads #183, February/March 2016

Kenneth D. King has a wealth of fitting knowledge, and he shares some of it in this article from Threads #183 (February/March 2016). He writes:

I’m often asked how to fit a sleeve for the greatest range of motion. I’ve discovered that baggy hip-hop pants provide an ideal illustration. My finding is that fitting pants so they provide adequate room to move is like fitting a sleeve to a bodice so the arm can move. I’ll show you how to tell whether a sleeve and bodice pattern have the proper amount of ease, and how to correct them so the sleeve looks good on the body and is unrestrictive to wear.

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  1. [email protected] | | #1

    Duluth trading makes shirts with an underarm gusset & a back gusset for lack of a better descriptor. I find these 2 additions to the shirt make it extremely comfortable to wear for an active life style & outside chores. I need guidance & help in being able to add these additions to my patterns. I dont see these discussed anywhere . Help !

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