Fitting Sleeves For Ventriloquist Figures

Not every ventriloquist figure’s body is made the same so even when you get a figure that is supposed to be 3T or 4T you may find that the sleeve length on the suit coat or sports jacket may not be the correct length.

If you are not a seamstress or don’t have someone to do the shortening for you I have a quick and easy way to remedy this situation.

Once you have the figures arm inside the sleeve, get a rubber band and slide it up on the arm just above the bend of the elbow then with the band snug blouse the sleeve up and over the band into the fold of the arm.

With this method you will find that the crease of the arm hides the extra material. Even if the arm falls to the side the hand will still be seen and the sleeve appears to be the correct length.

I have used this method many times on the figures in the Ventriloquist Central Collection. I just hate to destroy vintage clothing by altering it



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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