Post-Op Report

May 9, 2013 at 12:40 pm 5 comments

I am very pleased to report that the surgery was a success, and the patient is resting comfortably  on my cedar chest 🙂

Here is the photo documentary of the procedure:

Here you see the underarm area beforehand, with stitch markers indicating the stitches to be “reduced”.

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My first step was to mattress stitch the front to the back, down the columns of stitches with the markers. I worked from the underarm down, and then went back and did from the underarm to almost halfway down the sleeve.

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Then, I turned the sweater inside out, and machine stitched a single row just inside the line of mattress stitch, just to make sure everything was secured.

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Now here’s the scary part. The cutting.

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The leftover strips of excess fabric are about 2 inches side each, and I figure with seam allowances and all, I trimmed the width down by about 6 inches total.

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Don’t have a picture of me in it yet, but the fit is so much better!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Keith  |  May 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I see so you tapered the sleeve a bit as well. I was wondering what you were going to do once you got to the underarm. Very instructional indeed! Congrats!

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  • 2. Donna  |  May 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Glad surgery was a success!

    Reply
  • 3. Yvonne Madsen  |  May 10, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Thanks for this post, Denise! You have no idea how timely it is for me. I did a variation of the “Brigid” sweater recently, and the upper sleeves turned out waaay too wide. Body is a bit wide, too. So this answers the question of how to fix it. Thanks so much!
    Yvonne from Spindrifters

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    • 4. sheepsclothing  |  May 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      glad to be of help! by “Brigid” do you mean Alice Starmore’s St. Brigid? I’ve always loved that pattern-

      Reply
  • 5. thecrazysheeplady  |  May 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Brilliant!

    Reply

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