Undo some serious pain in the butt work to match things up
(double top stitching anyone???)
Make the sleeves a little gathered, more full and go for it.
What do you think I did?
Oh yeah *cracking open a beer* that gathering was super easy. I learned from a little project I did for Mr. Matt that sleeves need to be match up perfectly to fit. They get loose or baggy anywhere in less than perfectly precise territory. If sleeves and bodices were made of wood, they'd snap when they got together correctly, it'd be so perfect. I tried four times to get these pieces to snap. Two times with only one contact in. But alas, my current sleeves never snapped. So I bent them to my will. And I'm happy with where we are now.
Speaking of sleeve debacles....I should catch you up on Matt's Christmas sweater, perhaps with another winner of a gem from the Archives to offer some perspective on my sewn gifts to my husband. Stay Tuned.