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KathleenNW
Posted 2015-05-02 11:33 AM (#89814)
Subject: Need more room in the bicep area


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I need about another inch in my bicep area. I measure 13.5 and when I design a blouse it comes out at 14.6. I try enlarging this with the hem setting, but nothing changes it to 15.5.

Thank you for help!
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sewsally
Posted 2015-05-02 11:37 AM (#89816 - in reply to #89814)
Subject: Re: Need more room in the bicep area



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You can lower the armhole a bit in settings or increase the cap ease in the sleeves screen.
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2015-05-02 11:53 AM (#89818 - in reply to #89816)
Subject: Re: Need more room in the bicep area



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Lowering the cap height will make the sleeve wider.

You may also look at the options for sleeve designs for the seams.
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KathleenNW
Posted 2015-05-02 2:43 PM (#89820 - in reply to #89814)
Subject: Re: Need more room in the bicep area


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For me, I have to raise the cap by .5, that probably made the bicep area smaller. I will lower the armhole a bit - I had to lower the shoulder .25.

Karen, what do you mean? sleeve designs for the seams
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2015-05-02 3:07 PM (#89821 - in reply to #89820)
Subject: Re: Need more room in the bicep area



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If you lower the cap it makes it wider. There are different underarm shapes.
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JillRN1995
Posted 2015-06-15 9:33 AM (#90004 - in reply to #89814)
Subject: Re: Need more room in the bicep area



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Kathleen,

I found that I got a better fit if I entered a slightly larger measurement for my bicep in my settings. Measure the fullest part of your upper arm. That may be high on some women and low on others. I make sure that I use about 1.25" of ease for the sleeve cap, a cap height of zero, and I draft it with a different side arm point setting to balance the ease front and back. You can get more info on that in one of my albums...

http://www.wildginger.com/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumi...

I don't lower my sleeve cap, and my arms are certainly not skinny. Lowering the cap makes it wider, but it shortens it too. You have to extend the shoulder seam to put back that length that you lost when you shortened it, or else the sleeve will bind. An extended shoulder seam is more casual, and I prefer more fitted styling. If you lower the underarm seam, but do not also extend the shoulder seam, then you limit range of motion for your arm.

I utilize the "Full Screen" view when I'm changing my settings so that I can measure and compare. Sometimes I have to save the style and then open in Pattern Editor to measure.

Jill
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