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Unread 03-26-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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Exclamation Altering sleeve tips?

Hello all! :3 I recently purchased a MeyRin [Black Butler] cosplay from Amazon, and absolutely love it. It fits beautifully except for the sleeves. I don't have "fat" arms exactly, but they are a bit larger than the social norms. I do have a decent amount of muscle too. But the sleeves are so tight that I can't even move my arms to put on the apron or button the dress! Are there any tips on loosening the sleeves so I can move? I have about 1/2" of a hem on the inside, and I've even considered putting in an extra panel to help. I am working on having a seam stress look at it in a week or so, but I was wondering if you all had some tips. :]

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Unread 03-26-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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I would post this in sewing thread
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Unread 03-26-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
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My suggestion is to try and find fabric that matches the rest of the sleeve, and sew in an extra inch.
Probably the only thing you can really do with out replacing the entirety of the sleeves or getting a new garment all together.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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If it fits okay in the shoulder but is just too tight in the arm, then you might be able to let it out a bit with that seam- but if it's really snug, yeah, you might have to add a panel on a matching fabric to make it fit enough. If it's the shoulders AND arms that don't fit, that's quite a bit more complicated and might not be possible to fix without essentially remaking the costume.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 07:16 AM   #5
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If it fits okay in the shoulder but is just too tight in the arm, then you might be able to let it out a bit with that seam- but if it's really snug, yeah, you might have to add a panel on a matching fabric to make it fit enough. If it's the shoulders AND arms that don't fit, that's quite a bit more complicated and might not be possible to fix without essentially remaking the costume.
Luckily it's just the arm itself. I think I'll need to go with the extra panel, as the sleeves are REEEALLY tight. As in, can't move my arms kinda tight. Thank you for the tip!
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