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Modifying the dropped shoulder sleeve on knitted garments. How to modify this style of sleeve to eliminate excess bulk under the arm and attach the sleeve at the "correct" angle.
CAST ON #30 Winter 1990 (v.9) pg. 10

Knitted sleeves worked from top down. Tip for using fine yarn in a contrasting color when handing the armhole.
MACHINE KNITTERS SOURCE #35 Mar-Apr 1990 (v.6) pg. 20

Fitting people who have a rounded back in a garment with raglan sleeves.
MACHINE KNITTERS SOURCE #35 Mar-Apr 1990 (v.6) pg. 66

Fitting set-in sleeves to knitted garments.
MACHINE KNITTERS SOURCE #36 May-Jun 1990 (v.6) pg. 80

A guide to shaping and sewing sleeves. An explanation of the basic fitted sleeve and instructions for sewing a set-in sleeve and for fitting a fitted sleeve.
THREADS #9 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 24
Added Info THREADS #11 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 4

Tip: How to "ease in" the cap of a set-in sleeve.
THREADS #10 Apr-May 1987 pg. 12

How to set-in sleeves with a moderate amount of ease in the cap without any ease basting.
THREADS #16 Apr-May 1988 pg. 12

Tip: A method for attaching bias trim to gathered sleeve edges or bishop necklines.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 8

No-sew, set-in sleeves. Planning the drop-shoulder sweater. Detailed instructions for the set-in-sleeve Aran sweater illustrated must be ordered.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 30

Tip: Decrease knitted sleeve cuff length for a comfortable sleeve that doesn't pull or drag when worn over a long-sleeved shirt.
THREADS #26 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 14

Tips on sewing set-in sleeves so they are perfectly rounded and without tucks or puckers.
THREADS #27 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 12

Sleeve finesse. An examination of the key factors for a comfortable, attractive armhole and sleeve and instructions for deepening the armhole and flattening the sleeve cap on a pattern. Insert explains how to make room for moderate-size shoulder pads.
THREADS #28 Apr-May 1990 pg. 52

Tip shares method of setting a sleeve that creates a continuous armhole seam with no underarm distortion.
THREADS #29 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 12

How to modify a sleeve pattern to add ease so set-in sleeves won't bind.
THREADS #33 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 8

Tip for matching plaids accurately in a set-in sleeve.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 14

Narrowing a sleeve pattern. Adjustments for set-in and raglan style sleeves.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 38

Tip on how to shape sleeve caps with steam.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 14

Vent first. How to simplify construction of a classic two-piece jacket sleeve.
THREADS #38 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 36

Tip shows how to make a one-piece sleeve with a cuff.
THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 20

Advice on the best way to shorten long sleeves on a ready-made man's shirt.
THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 12

Altering sleeve patterns to accommodate large upper arms.
THREADS #53 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 22

Tip shares an easy way to put any sleeve in any armhole.
THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 6

How to adjust the length of a pattern for a long, fitted sleeve.
THREADS #55 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 26

Technique for shortening a sleeve from the top.
THREADS #57 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 64

How to measure the body and pattern for sleeve fit.
THREADS #58 Apr-May 1995 pg. 20

Altering a sleeve's length at the cuff. Explanations for both closed and open plackets.
THREADS #58 Apr-May 1995 pg. 62

How to alter a garment that is too large in the shoulder by resetting the sleeve.
THREADS #59 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 62

Tip tells adjustment to set-in sleeve pattern when sewing with natural fibers.
THREADS #61 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 14
Added Info THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 6

Altering a sleeve pattern to fit an altered bodice pattern.
THREADS #61 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 20

Setting in a jacket sleeve. Adjust ease, insert sleeve head and shape shoulder pads like a professional. Drawings show how to create personalized shoulder pads.
THREADS #61 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 40
Correction THREADS #66 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 12

An explanation of sleeve wrinkles and two ways to alter a pattern to eliminate them.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 20

The master tailor Richard Tyler. How to add polish to garments by borrowing a few of Tyler's extra-fine details. (1) Tucked peplum and sleeve. (2) Chinese wedding pocket. (3) Narrow, double-welt pocket. (4) Hand-sewn details.
THREADS #73 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 28
Correction THREADS #74 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 6

Tips on lengthening the sleeve of a garment.
THREADS #77 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 16

Sleeve-cap design for hard-to-ease fabrics. Three options and their construction details described. (1) Basic darted sleeve cap, (2) a crescent cap and (3) seamed-on cap.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 30
Correction THREADS #83 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 9

How to adjust sleeves and arm holes.
WORKBASKET Mar 1980 (v.45#5) pg. 36