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Lengthen sleeve on lunch box tee?

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    Profile photo of miss_sonjamiss_sonja @miss_sonja

    I haven’t bought the pattern yet, but I am wondering how tough it would be to lengthen the sleeve?

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    I don’t this one yet either but I can’t imagine it would be that difficult. Besides I thought it had a 3/4 sleeve as well as a short one? You would just need to add to the 3/4 to make it longer – but lengthen not at the bottom but halfway between the elbow and the seam allowance, depending of course where the length is in the arm. Then you just even out the lines at the side to create a new longer sleeve.

    Hope this helps

    Tamara

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    Profile photo of miss_sonjamiss_sonja @miss_sonja

    Oh, thanks. I would have just added more at the bottom/cuff and sounds like that’s not the way to go. I am looking to make my toddler a couple of long-sleeved shirts for the winter and he loves pockets.

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    I used to do that also but since I discovered this method I have had better results. Little kids may be a bit hard to measure but you do get a better result if you kno if his length is in the upper or lower part of his arm. Its the same with torsos and legs.

    Good luck and remember to pop a pic on the flickr group.

    Tamara

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    In general I recommend lengthening in the middle of the pattern piece, but in this case you can easily add to the bottom edge without any negative effects.

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Awesome to know, thanks Liesl.

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