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Cap Sleeve Cowl Test Run

Added Oct 31, 2009

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden




Step 4 Front piece cap-sleeve


Ok, the front sleeve now. Begin by extending the shoulder-line the same way you did on the back-piece. You will find that it makes the sleeve-opening really short. It should be shorter than the original sleeve-opening, but I raised the shoulder to make the sleeve opening a little longer. It also meant I’d get more drape and a lower neckline, which I wanted.
I raised it about 1,5cm. Draft a new sleeve-opening, again use the french curve if you find it hard to draw free-hand. I measured the old one to make sure the new one was a bit but not too much shorter.
Make sure to make 90 degree-angles in both ends of the shoulder-seam.

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    Sep 21, 2011, 07.00 PMby asf

    Don’t know if you’ll see this comment… but I’m struggling with adding distance for the same arm hole length. I have to add 4 cm for this to work out to the same distance. I figure I’m doing something majorly wrong since you only had to add 1.5 cm. Did you add the full 7 cm distance on the shoulder?

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      Sep 21, 2011, 08.05 PMby ichigogirl

      Hm… I made this a looong time ago, but let’s see. The cap sleeve sleeve-opening is actually quite a bit smaller than the original one, so the 1,5 cm’s I added wasn’t really to make it the same length, but to make sure I could move my arm. So don’t worry if you can’t make the sleeve opening the original length in this step! I think “almost as long as it was originally” is a bit exagerated. “As long as necessary” would be better…

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      Sep 22, 2011, 12.58 PMby asf

      Thank you! especially for the very quick response.

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