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Pattern Cutting: How To Check And Correct/Alter Fit of Armholes

Quick and easy guide on how to check your armhole. These alterations and checks can be applied to sleeved and sleeveless garments. My toile didn't have too much excess so there was not much to alter. Remember if you are making a sleeved garment, make sure you're not taking out all the room, because you will still need a small amount of ease. So be sure to always fit in on a person to check if it is comfortable.

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Comment by evil costumelady on June 10, 2012 at 5:05pm

Good demo! The lower front gapping is almost a universal issue for full-busted bodies.

I'd add a caution about the extra fullness in the lower back AH, though. The extra fullness there is often found when the body has more flesh at mid-back and likely to be rounded. I'd probably treat it the same as the front, rotating to the vertical back dart as was done with the front dart, otherwise the back can get too narrow below the armhole if the extra goes out to be docked from the side seam. 

Comment by Patricia on May 26, 2012 at 11:50am

Thank you ...

Comment by jbsews on May 16, 2012 at 9:40pm

Very well done.  Thank you!

Comment by andrea dyer on May 14, 2012 at 6:53pm

Thank you, that was fantastic

Comment by Carol LaBella on May 14, 2012 at 9:55am

Thank you for this excellent video.  

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