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No sleeve or short sleeve doable for apple picking dress???

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    Profile photo of lisacraftylisacrafty @lisacrafty

    Help! We live in San Diego, 73 and sunny most days (not all but a lot:) and I would like to make the apple picking dress with no sleeve, or short sleeve. Have any of you done this? Is the design for the armhole small enough to omit the sleeve? I don’t want to cut into my fabric until I know this answer… thanks in advance! ?

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    Profile photo of dubhels2003dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    I can’t give you any advice as I’m not good enough at making those changes without advice, but there are sleeveless and short sleeved versions in the flickr group. Mama Knowles has done a really cuter sleeveless version and blogged about it so you could get some advice on the construction – https://www.flickr.com/photos/mama_knowles03/8247380414/

    There is also this short sleeved version https://www.flickr.com/photos/justsewit_tk/6328069505/

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Here’s the tutorial you need: http://oliverands.com/blog/2014/04/customizing-the-layette-sleeveless-bodysuit-tutorial.html

    There’s nothing about this particular pattern that would make it difficult to go short sleeves or no sleeves at all.

    If you wanted shorter sleeves but still wanted the gathered shape and the cuff you’d just need to check that the cuff would fit around the upper arm. You might need to cut the cuff longer and thus have a bit less gathering. There’s lots if gathering so I think the sleeve would look very odd if it was just hemmed!

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    Profile photo of lisacraftylisacrafty @lisacrafty

    Thank you dubhels2003 for the cute/helpful pics you suggested! Thank you lightningMcstitch for the link suggestion (and thank you for your contribution to the sewing online land)! Your latest apple picking dress is adorable- pink/brown! Much love to you both!

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