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One of the common problems with sleeveless dresses is a gaping armhole. This technique will show you how to put that extra fabric into the bust dart. (Also works for neckline gaping as well!)

Technique Materials

A copy of your pattern, pencil, french curve, extra tracing paper, scissors, tape, a muslin of your pattern

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    Jul 23, 2017, 12.47 AMby rorih

    Hello,

    I am working on fixing this very issue on a sleeveless dress. I am a bit stuck on steps 10-11. What dart are we folding on the revised pattern—-the now extra large bust dart or the original bust dart?

    I already cut a new muslin and the front and back are not lining up at the armhole.

    Any help or further clarification would be greatly appreciated!! :)

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    Jun 22, 2014, 10.52 PMby gillianbc

    Many thanks for posting this. I had exactly this issue after making my first Colette Sorbetto top. I fixed it on the fly with a couple of bust darts, but needed to know how to adjust my pattern for the next time. Looking at your pics, you could be my body double! We’re just the same shape.

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      Jul 23, 2017, 12.47 AMby rorih

      Hello,

      I am working on fixing this very issue on a sleeveless dress. I am a bit stuck on steps 10-11. What dart are we folding on the revised pattern—-the now extra large bust dart or the original bust dart?

      I already cut a new muslin and the front and back are not lining up at the armhole.

      Any help or further clarification would be greatly appreciated!! :)

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