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We only use a straight stitch in woven fabrics even for attaching sleeves. Yes, double stitch is recommended.
Every person is unique and the proportions from armround and armhole, chest round etc differs from person to person. Also the shoulder adjustments made may change the armhole measurement. So after drafting pattern it is important to measure the front and back curves to ensure you get your body armhole measurement plus ease given on chest. Similarly after drafting the sleeves pattern, you need to measure the front and back curves and see that it matches with the body pattern so that you do not get a difference when attaching sleeves to the body armhole.
If the sleeve curve is more, reduce the ease and redraw the curves and vice versa.
After drafting the body pattern, please measure the front and back armhole curves and it should match with your body armhole measurment plus ease given on chest. If it is more/less, shift the chest line up/down to decrease/increase the curve. Then draft the sleeves and again measure the curves and make sure it matches with the body pattern. If it is more/less, reduce/increase the ease and redraw the curves.
No, if you find that method easier you may do so. The sleeve fabric may form some ripples as you match the edges and sew, keep the ripples to the edge and make sure it is plain and smooth where you stitch so that no pleats are formed.
After drafting the pattern, kindly measure the front and back armhole curves of body pattern and ensure it matches with your measurement plus ease given on the chest. If less/more, shift the chest line down/up and redraw the curves. Similarly you would need to match the sleeves with the body pattern.
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Ms. Savitha has been conducting classes in Pattern making and sewing since the year 2010. She started with her Online classes to reach out to more students. Her words, "I love sewing and teaching and I have been lucky to be able to make my passion, my profession. I try my best to simplify things and teach in a simple and easy way so that even beginners in pattern making and sewing are able to learn from our online classes and make their garments with professional finish".