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What kind of sleeve?

New postby Pudge99 on Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:16 pm

OK awhile back I bought some of Wild Ginger's Click and Sew patterns(1101 and 1102) . I am finally getting them out to play with. But now I am stuck. I want to make a blouse that fits, looks good and is comfortable to wear. The software describes 3 basic sleeve cap types...Classic (can't lift your arms but boy does it look nice) Casual (can lift your arms but there is extra fabric in the armpits and it shows) and T-Shirt (totally sloppy looking when working with a woven fabric). I have ruled out t-shirt but I am stuck between comfort and looking good.

Anybody have experience with these patterns? Is there a halfway setting between Classic and Casual?

Also for those who don't have the patterns which would you choose, comfort or looking good?
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Re: What kind of sleeve?

New postby Sewing Lady on Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:19 pm

Gina, I don't have the click and sew, but I do have the Patternmaster programs. You can cut down the cap hight some and raise the bottom of the armhole to get a little better fit. If you have a pic post it so we can see. BTW, I love your avatar. :applause:

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Re: What kind of sleeve?

New postby Pudge99 on Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:28 pm

No pictures yet as I am still trying to draft the pattern. :roll:
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Re: What kind of sleeve?

New postby Pudge99 on Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:35 pm

Leighanna,

the cap height is set at "0" when I begin the program I can go up to 1.5 and down to -2. Armhole depth goes up to 4 and down to -1. So my educated guess would be that zero on the cap is in the comfort range? If I go up I go more towards the classic no movment and if I go down I get to the T-shirt fit?
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Re: What kind of sleeve?

New postby Sewing Lady on Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:45 pm

Gina, in my program, it appears that if you put in a neg. cap amount the sleeve gets wider at the top, which would seem to make it more comfortable, but not very pretty. Does the C&S allow you to see the amount that you are changing?
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Re: What kind of sleeve?

New postby lendube on Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:58 pm

Gina, since I didn't know what you were talking about I went to the Wild Ginger site. Interesting. I hope you keep up this thread so we can follow along with your progress. I'd say go for as much comfort as you can without getting sloppy or you just won't wear the thing. It looks like you might have a good advisor in Leighanna. :lol:
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Re: What kind of sleeve?

New postby Pudge99 on Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:00 pm

Yep. That is what I was thinking too.

Funny thing is I typed this before Lennie posted. But it is a good reply to both Leighanna and Lennie.
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New postby Sewing Lady on Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:01 pm

Aw, Lennie, your so sweet. But you guys know as much as I do.
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Re: What kind of sleeve?

New postby Pudge99 on Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:02 pm

I decided to go with the preprogrammed "0's" and see how that fits and then adjust my next one if I don't like it. The printer is printing now so I need to go make sure I have enough paper. I'll keep you posted!
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Re: What kind of sleeve?

New postby Sewing Lady on Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:06 pm

Why don't you make a muslin first, (sleeve only) just to see how it fits. If it works, then keep it for future patterns. BTW, you can ask on their forum for help also. I will tell you as much as I can.
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