Have you ever used a commercial pattern and been frustrated by unwieldy armhole fit; a too loose fit can cause the entire bodice to fit badly. Marina of the couture sewing blog, Frabjous: Couture presents some tips on armhole depth. She says, “I wanted to focus on sleeve fitting, and the correct armhole shape and size is very important.” For additional instruction, Marina recommends this article from Threads magazine by Sarah. My personal armhole fitting tip has been to use a modified princess seam with the front bodice. This works wonders in closing armhole gape when fitting waistcoats; the bodice will be cut in two pieces…a front piece and a side panel. The fitting seam starts at the lower armhole and ends at the hem, approximately 6” from the side seam. This modified princess seam corrects unseemly gaping and ensures a smooth fit.
Newsletter Sign Up
7x7 magazine bridal gown Britex fabric Britex Fabrics Britex Fabrics events Britex Fabrics online fabric sale Britex Fabrics online sale Britex Fabrics Sale Britex sale BurdaStyle classes Colette patterns cotton cotton fabric Craft Bar craft show DIY dress easy sewing project Embroidery fabric sale felt crafts guest blogger halloween costume holiday hours home decorating fabric how-to Jamie Lau Designs laura mae designs Liberty of London Lilacs & Lace lilacs and lace linen Nicole At Home online fabric sale online silk fabric sale quilt Sewing SFMade silk silk fabric sale skirt as top tutorial wool workshop
- BF Contributor
- Britex Fabric Store
- Classes, Events & Shows
- Crossword Puzzles
- Fashion Tips
- Guest Blogger
- Hand-Crafted Items
- Hand-Made with Britex Materials
Join us on August 13 for Pattern-Matching for Corsets & Other Garments with Autumn Adamme of Dark Garden Corsetry!
Register now for a hand appliqué workshop by Lisa Soloman on August 16. We'll explore techniques for use in fashion and craft.