Okay, I've searched, but I couldn't find anything I haves lots of shirts that I like, but they have puffed sleeves, which in my opinion, make my shoulders look huge. How would I go about fixing them so the sleeves are no longer puffed? I'm not the world's greatest sewer, though I do have access to a machine if that makes any difference Thanks!
Is the design symmetrical? If it isn't you could probably work around it. Don't worry too much about it, I don't think I've finished a single cross-stitch that I haven't made a mistake on. Anyway, unless you point it out, no one will notice it
I use mostly DMC cotton, cause I cross-stitch and most patterns are charted in DMC. The DMC metallics are a bit of a pain to work with cause they kept snapping. Krenik is much better. Rayon is also very difficult to work with because it is slippery and tends to twist. If you're looking to try something new, you should try working with silk. It's almost the same as working with cotton, but it is softer and the colours seem more vibrant to me. Caron waterlillies is a pretty good brand of silk and is easyish to find. I also like dinkey-dyes brand silk as well