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Old 09-07-2009, 04:31 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone for your help. Artlady, I'm 5'3" so I know what you mean about getting things to fit for petites. I guess one of the beauties of making your own stuff is that you can tailor it to just the right fit, but I guess that means things like frogging will be part of getting it just right. At least I had the sense to baste it and try it on before sewing it all in place. I'll let y'all know how it turns out, and if I manage to do it without ripping my hair out while I'm at it.

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Old 09-07-2009, 08:29 PM   #12
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Yes, you are so right. I remember for my SYLVI coat...
last set of new sleeves I added more stitches to the upper arm.

The 'as per pattern' sleeve was rather a stove pipe look. At one point, I had 4 sleeves in front of me! I had extra yarn...so I didn't frog sleeves 1 & 2 until I was sure that sleeves 3 & 4 were gonna be 'keepers'!! The fifth sleeve I knit was a re-do of sleeve #1. I liked the re-do, so went on to make a match for it...then didn't like either one of them...so after that, I just bit the bullet and knit two new sleeves based upon my INTEL! Oy. But now the sleeves are perfect. And I did finally frog sleeves 1 & 2. I used the yarn for the flower petals and bobbles and collar! Not a waste after all!

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