COMMON FITTING PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS
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The top part of the sleeve is too big and cannot be set properly into the armhole.
There is too much ease in the upper part of the sleeve.
In order to remove unwanted ease from the sleeve head, the sleeve heads needs to be lowered or "decreased".
If you have a fitted sleeve and high armhole, you would still need some ease in the sleeve head; with a loose, straight sleeve and lower armhole, all ease should be eliminated.
There are different methods of doing this - the "T-cut" is a common one.
Illustrated below is a simpler method:
Measure front and back armholes (from the lower balance marks front and back) and measure the sleeve head (from the lower balance marks front and back).
Compare the two measurements and calculate, how much ease you need to remove (depending on the type of armhole and sleeve, see above).
On the top shoulder balance mark (point A/C) measure down (on grain line) and mark new shoulder balance mark B/D. The amount by which you reduce the shoulder balance mark depends on how much ease you would like to take out.
Redraw the sleeve head, starting from the lower front and back balance mark.
Remeasure the sleeve to ensure that it will fit the armholes.