theladyoftime — 2017-08-08T14:57:57-04:00 — #1
Hello! I have question about sewing my bodice sloper from the free macro provided with the free version of the program. Everything so far has worked great, but when I pin the sleeves into the arm hole, I have quite a bit of extra fabric (about 2 inches in total) that does not fit in the armhole. Is the sleeve meant to fit exactly in the armhole or is part of it gathered? I haven't been able to find any information one way or the other. Thank you!
theladyoftime — 2017-08-08T15:04:54-04:00 — #2
Also I did remove the dart from the elbow as it seemed unnecessary to me. I'm not sure if that woud've affected the sleeve cap, though.
fashionshow — 2017-08-08T18:06:55-04:00 — #3
You have to gather your sleeve cap. Your seam allowance is 5/8 from edge of cap down.From edge of cap measure down 1/4 make your first row of gathers from notch to notch, and about another 1/4 or a little less, make another row of gathers. Even out your gathers and put it in your arm hold. You can put back the elbow dart. .
Hope that helps.
stofftante — 2017-08-12T11:54:19-04:00 — #4
Each sleeve for a fitted garment has a special ease.. The procedure can be as Wille Mae describes. But it is not a gathered sleeve - it is eased in. You can reduce the ease amount but you should know how to do it. Some fabric ease wonderfull - some not.
I'm at the moment preparing a little text how to do it. When it is finished I can send it to you.
stofftante — 2017-08-12T12:02:33-04:00 — #5
sure you can do the sleeve dartless. But the same: you must know what you are doing. It can be Leena has a tutorial. And it has nothing to do with the circ of the sleeve cap.