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« on: July 15, 2009 10:23:42 PM »

I have a couple of questions. I have wanted a fitted red blazer since ever and I found a red one for 4 dollars at Goodwill so I brought it home. I was going to take all the pieces apart and cut and resew them but my granny said to just turn it inside out, pin and baste it into a smaller siz, sew it, and then cut off the excess.
The problem is that the sleeve holes are huge and when I try to pin the body part near the put, the end of the jacket sleeve starts creeping up my arm. Am I doing something wrong or...?
What's the best way to go about this?

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009 07:47:44 PM »

split the baby.

take the sleeves off. resize the bodice by pinning and basting. Don't do finishing yet.

resize the sleeves individually with measurements. measure around your arm at the widest point at your bicep, your forearm bent at the elbow, and wrist, add an inch or so, then baste and try on.  Take the measurement of the finished sleeve and work the armhole on the bodice from that. Use pinned basting from the bodice fitting to correct the armhole as needed.

Just my suggestion.  Might not be the right one, but that is where I would start.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009 10:11:53 AM »

Yay thank you!

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