Recently I got an email from Gigi. She shared a lovely compliment, made a very valid comment about a blog post I did some time ago and asked a very good question. She suggested that her struggle with bicep girth adjustments was shared by many so in this week's video I share my reply to her email.
Watch the video now to get the whole story.
If you enjoyed this video, let me know! I'd love to get your feedback. If you've got a question or want to share your experience with this particular fitting adjustment, just comment below.
If you'd like to learn more strategies for recognizing, assessing and solving fit issues, there are just 3 spots left in The Fitting Fundamentals Workshop being held on March 10th right here in beautiful Victoria BC. (The cherry blossoms should be out in full bloom just for you.)
All My Best,
If you happen to be a Threads Magazine insider, you might also find this article by Kathleen Cheetham useful: Fitting Plus Size Sleeves. This article can also be found in issue 185 June/July 2016. If you happen to have that issue on hand, you'll also see this on page 34.
PPS to Gigi
Thanks for your question and comments Gigi. Hopefully I said your name correctly, my sincerest apologies if I got it wrong. I do hope that this has helped to some degree. If you are still finding this a real challenge, I suggest you experiment with different sleeve styles that might accommodate the bicep girth such as a slightly flared sleeve for instance. Your struggle is very valid and it will take some experimenting to come up with the perfect solution. Keep at it, it will come. :)
We all struggle with fitting our sewing projects. It's not easy, fast or fun for most of us, so let's work together to gain some understanding of how patterns work and why fitting issues arise. Let me guide you step by step through your next sewing project.