SHORT BACK OR LOW SHOULDERS

It is possible to have low shoulders, without having a short back. In this case both adjustments are not made, but just one. Do you have a long back or straight shoulders, the opposite of these adjustments are done. 

Place pins where there is too much fabric.

Mark your pins, with a pen, and draw lines on the sample with a ruler. This way is the easiest way to see how much fabric should be removed from the pattern.

1. Low shoulders -  Work with both the top back and top front part.

  • Transfer all the lines from the sample to the paper pattern. This is done by measuring on the sample and then marking the lines on the pattern. The new lines are indicated with red, like illustrated below.
  • Now cut the red lines, throw the parts out. Make a check measurement, shoulder seams are supposed to be same length and have to fit over each other. 

1. Short back – work with the back part.

  • Transfer all the lines from the sample to the paper pattern. This is done by measuring on the sample and then marking the lines on the pattern. The new lines are indicated with red, like illustrated below.
  • Now cut the red lines.
  • Throw the shaded part out, see picture below. 
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2. The two patterns are now taped together to one pattern piece.

  • Connect the two pattern pieces they have to fit at the neckline. This will give an uneven armhole.
  • Shape the armhole again, by drawing a curved line. 

3. The finished pattern piece.

  • Make a grainline and name the pattern.