So I was recently asked to create an informative sewing video for the Sly Fox Fabric Sew Along group. Since I have only been *successfully* making clothing about 6 months this was a bit shocking, but I was given a pep talk and here we are.
I would say 90% of the patterns I sew require me to do a full bicep adjustment. I have large arms, my arms like to move, and I never want to live through the horror of an Incredible Hulk moment where my arms literally bust out of my shirt.
So here we go…
Hope this video helped you out a bit and makes you more confident in adjusting the bicep fit of your favorite patterns. If you have any questions feel free to leave them below.
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I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out.
I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way.
People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :)
Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn
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9 thoughts on “Video : Full Bicep Adjustment”
Thank you so much for making this video! It’s so simple yet I would never have figured it out on my own.
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