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Hi All, Im new to the forum and was advised to come here from a fellow member. My problem is im a confident sewer from a pattern and decided to attempt a self constructed pattern using measurements now I made an ALine dress that without sleeves added has a perfect fit but the moment i sew the sleeves on the armhole is very tight.

Can anyone suggest where i may have gone wrong? and how i can fix or avoid this happenening the next time.

Thankyou in advance


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    May 12, 2013, 11.26 AMby katexxxxxx

    When drafting the pattern, did you add ease to the head of the sleeve? You need WIDTH rather than height: the total sleeve head seam length should only be a maximum of am inch larger than the armscye total. And did you draft an armscye for a set-in sleeve? And armscye for a sleeve is usually a little lower under the arm and a little wider on the shoulder than for a sleeveless dress. That is, the armscye sits further out towards the shoulder point.

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