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is there a sleeve that fits well on the birthday party dress?

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    krisherber @krisherber

    I own just about every single oliver+s pattern… can someone tell me what sleeve will work the best with the birthday party dress? short sleeve preferred.. thanks for any suggestions!

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    When a pattern is drafted to be sleeveless, the shoulder will be narrowerer and the armhole more inward, so just attaching a sleeve won’t work so well.

    But, it’s easy. Trace the Birthday party dress in the size you want then lay the bodice tracings over another pattern and redraw the shoulder/armhole area. Now you have the “pattern X” armhole in the Birthday Party bodice and therefore, the “pattern X” sleeve will fit perfectly.

    This will work for those patterns that have a simple shoulder seams. The ones that come to mind which WON’T suit are Sailboat, Book Report etc – those with an unusual shoulder seam.

    Have fun with it.

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    krisherber @krisherber

    Thank you very much… I did not think of the shoulder/armhole not being drafted the same… eeekkkk…. I will see what I can come up with… you are so full of knowledge! thanks!

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Full of trial and error and past failures, 🙂 but your compliment is gratefully received.
    Shelley

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