Sleeve and Armhole – Pattern Re-work

original jacket

Recently, I had enquiry to re-work on their pattern to improve the fit and drape of the sleeve.  The sleeve and armhole are often a problem in the clothing industry.  I had been prepared for this assignment as it was not too long ago I had re-worked on a pattern for another client.  The jacket I was required to work on a was a men’s leather biker jacket.  The main issue with this pattern was that it didn’t have enough width on the X-front, which pulled inwards when fastened, making it uncomfortable to wear.  The customer required FPC to re-work their pattern, to then print a pattern to send to there chosen factory.