Thursday, June 3, 2010
Thumbs up for the new arm fit
I brought the muslin (with one revised armscye) to dinner last night at Brian and Martin's. They both agreed that the fit was better on the altered arm, so I returned home today to complete the other side. I've altered the sleeve patterns more than any other part. They're now shorter and wider both at the cuff and the shoulder. I think you can see how much I've cut and taped the pattern. I figured just to be safe I'd cut them out from scratch one last time. I'm glad I did, since the 2 pieces didn't line up over the sleeve cap at all. I'm getting less intimidated by the alterations, so I just trimmed the extended sleeve section off by eye. This has all been good practice for setting in the sleeves. I think I've done it 5 times so far. Practice makes perfect.