TOO MUCH FABRIC AT ARMHOLE

This adjustment is often used on a full bust or when a more shaped shoulder is desired.

Place pins where there is too much fabric.

Mark your pins, with a pen, and draw lines on the sample with a ruler. This way is the easiest way to see how much fabric should be removed from the pattern.

NB! Work with the front piece, side piece, front sleeve and sleeve facing. 

1. Work with the front piece, side piece and front sleeve.

  • Transfer all the lines from the sample to the paper pattern. This is done by measuring on the sample and then marking the lines on the pattern. The new lines are indicated with red, like illustrated below.
  • The lines stop at the bust notch. Make a check measurement on the two lines; they have to be the same length.
  • NOTE! Remove the same at the sleeve as done on the front piece (not the side piece) so the sleeve still fits.  

2. Adjust sleeve facing.

  • Place the facing on top of the sidepiece, it fits in the sewing ling. Transfer the new line.  
  • Place the facing on top of the frontpiece, it fits in the sewing ling. Transfer the new line. 
  • The red lines are the new lines.
  • Now cut the red lines on both front, side and sleeve piece, the shaded piece I thrown out.
  • Tape the 2 sleeve facing parts together again in the cut lines. 

3. The finished pattern piece.

  • Make a grainline and name the pattern.