There’s no doubt there are problems with this sleeve, but is that all there is to it? Obviously that’s a big hint of what I think.
The problem with fitting in general is two fold. First you have to look beyond the obvious fitting symptom. Then you have to know the order in which to fix it (or them). Few of us would say these sleeves aren’t a problem but the first problem is ___________ (fill in the blank).
Here’s a close up of a gap in the neckline.
For another perspective, here’s what it looks like in another fabrication.
In your opinion, does this prove or disprove your answer? Don’t be fooled. Here’s some hints as to why the problem may be masked:
- The goods are lighter weight.
- The neckline hasn’t been stabilized by a facing or stiffened with fusible.
- The garment is sticking to the undergarment on the form rather than sliding freely.
If you think it’ll help you, here’s a photo of the pattern.
Feel free to post your answers including whether you disagree there is any problem other than the sleeve. You may also post your proposed solutions to the problem(s) you’ve identified.
If you want to cheat, my answer is here. If you disagree with my assessment, please save your comments for tomorrow when we can all discuss
argue about it rather than giving it away. Have fun!