Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sleeves, glorious sleeves!

Dear readers, a question for you: How or when do you start fitting sleeves?

The thing is, as I was working on the couture dress for Susan's class, I realized everyone does it differently
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This is how I do it with a new style or pattern:
  • - fit the bodice (shoulders, armscye...)
  • - adjust the sleeve pattern to fit the adjusted armscye
  • - fit the sleeve with the bodice 
I think this sequence shortens the time I spend fitting sleeves, especially if there is no one to help with fitting. Alterations to the bodice can considerable change the shape and the size of the armscye, significantly affecting the fit of the sleeve. Making rough alterations on the pattern helps minimize fitting issues on the body.

So, how do you do it?!

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