|Yes I’m wearing my 40’s floral dress today – I wore it to the supermarket!|
2. Taking in the side seam also raises the underarm level, which is good. Ideally you want it about 6mm higher per size.
3. Take in the sleeve seam about 6mm per size, and taper it to zero at the cuff.
4. Grade the sleeve head down – this is basically 6mm per size off the shoulder cap, and 3mm per size about halfway down the cap, and zero at the underarm. I chalk this as I undoubtedly alter it a bit later.
5. Grade the armhole down – this is basically 6mm per size off the shoulder seam to about halfway down the armhole, tapering to zero at the underarm. Chalk this bit too!
6. Pin the sleeve into the armhole matching the chalk lines – start at underarm point, pin halfway up each side, ease the rest in. I notch the top of the sleeve cap, and make sure it is placed at the same point on each sleeve relative to the shoulder seam.
7. Try it on and check. Fiddle around pinning and repinning until it sits nicely, then sew it in for good, and chop the excess off with the overlocker!
And here it is finished – yay, new cool shirt!
Are you keen to adopt Fix-it Friday too? I know lots of you were last week, so I’ve whipped up a badge to help provide motivation. Stick it on your blog sidebar and every time you log in you’ll be reminded to fix-up some of those botch-ups, hehe!