Sleeves can be one of the most frustrating elements of a bodice. The pattern can be too long, they hang funny and there is this struggle with getting them set into the armhole and still look nice.
Many times a sleeve has to be enlarged in width to fit a larger bicep measurement (a very common adjustment & problem for costumers). Or you might have small arms and the sleeve cap has simply way too much fabric in it to set it in smoothly and not be puffy.
In this new video tutorial, I share 3 techniques you can do to handle that extra fabric across the sleeve cap. (The cap is the top of the sleeve from the underarm/bicep line up to the top edge.
And when sewing, try putting in two basting lines on either side of the seamline (as you would to gather) to help smooth in that extra width (ease).
Aside from width, what other issues do you have with making sleeves?