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Topic: armholes too tigggght :(  (Read 577 times)
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« on: April 27, 2009 06:25:49 PM »

So i made this dress, and the arm holes are pretty tight Sad
do they think everyone has stick arms!?? grr....

so my question is there anything i can do? the bodice is lined and everything...
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009 09:01:04 PM »

Heh, I have the opposite problem with a dress I just made.  I'm going to go back to the armholes and see what I can do about making them smaller.  Anyway, it seems like you could redo the seams for the armholes by making the seam allowances bigger than the standard 5/8" (or whatever your pattern called for).  It would make sense that if you did that, you'd gain at least a little bit of give for the armholes.  It would involve more clipping of the seam allowance, so that the curved areas lay better and all that.  Hopefully this all makes sense to you.  Good luck!

« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009 12:08:03 PM »

I would unpick the armseye seams and cut away the amount you need in order to enlarge the armholes in both the fabric and lining. Then, tuck in the new seam allowances and either hand stitch or edgestitch them closed. Not really a big deal, although it is annoying to have to redo something you've already considered completed.
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