Quick Tip Thursday l How to Adjust the Sleeve Cap for a Forward Rotated Shoulder

Hey Everyone…. Happy Thursday!  You know how somethings just work out great?  Well, I set up to shoot this video and I did it in one take, with almost no editing (out my uhmmms) :)  I love it when that happens. Today’s Quick Tip is a companion to Episode 4 of JSDTV when I showed the difference between a “forward shoulder” pattern adjustment to get the shoulder seam centered on your shoulder and a “forward rotating shoulder” pattern adjustment where you are adjusting the pattern to accommodate a shoulder that’s rotated forward.  Phew that’s a mouthful!  Anyway, if you need to adjust the bodice for a forward rotating shoulder, you also need to adjust the sleeve cap!


I’m also working on a test fitting for the ponte knit jeans.  My daughter Anna has graciously agreed to be my fit model for the Women’s sized pattern… and be the star of next week’s episode of JSDTV!    Anna’s going to model the fit muslin as it fits right out of the envelop… then after I’ve adjusted it to fit her.  If you’ve ever wondered what goes on during one of my jean fit workshops, here’s a peek.

I was really surprised to find out that many of the adjustments I had to make to Anna’s pattern were the same as those I would make for a non-stretch jean pattern.  The proportions and measurements are different, but the adjustments themselves are similar.  I’m going to finish sewing the fitted muslin together after I finish this post, I’m dying to see how they fit.  I will fill you guys in on Tuesday next week.  …If all goes as I hope they will, I think I may be announcing their availability too!!!

Finally, Deepika at Patternreview.com has put Fit your Tee to a T on sale for $19.99 until January 12th… If you’ve been waiting for a good sale, here you go!  I’ve you’ve purchased this pattern and you haven’t had a chance to make it up yet… Let’s go!!  I’ve moved on to designing new necklines for the Tee.  It amazes me that some of the designs look like completely different patterns.  If you’ve fit your tee pattern and want more, check out the New Tee Neckline Workshop  or  Beyond the Boat Neck on Patternreivew.com…

I think that’s enough excitement for today… Have a great weekend 🙂


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