THE MOST CRITICAL PART IN MAKING A DRESS IS TO MEASURE THE ARMHOLE LENGTH AND ARMHOLE / SLEEVE CURVE LENGTH PERFECTLY.
INITIALLY, MOST OF THE DRESSES ARE SPOILED AND THE FABRIC GO WASTE BECAUSE THE OVER ENTHUSIASTIC SELF MADE DESIGNER FORGETS TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO GET THE ARMHOLE PERFECT.
It is not that only the amateurs face this problem. Even the most skilled ones also face this problem in case of substandard body measurements or in situations when the customer has some kind of different design requirements.
DIFFERENT METHODS TO MEASURE & CUT SLEEVES TO ACHIEVE DIFFERENT STYLES.
Though, you get to remember the different methods and formulas to measure and cut sleeves with practice. With each and every dress, you may need to follow a different pattern of sleeves’ cutting. Different style requirements would have different methods to follow.
EASIER METHOD TO START WITH ARMHOLE & SLEEVES
But to make things easier for the newbies, I suggest a not so well known secret with you. Till the time, you master and polish your skills in sleeves’ measurement and cutting, I am sure this would help you tremendously.
By this method, you’ll get your armhole length and sleeve length perfectly about 90% of times. There are some more methods to get to your means but this is one of the easiest one and I’m sure you’ll find it useful,too.
KNOW YOUR ARMHOLE LENGTH & SLEEVE CURVE LENGTH WITHOUT CALCULATIONS
Get to know your chest measurement by inch tape or you can refer the below chart for almost exact measurement of your armhole and sleeve cutting.
Keep in mind, that the length of your armhole one your dress would be same as on sleeve. But when we measure armhole curve (not length only) that would be as follows.
All these measurements are in Inches.
Armhole & Sleeve Measurement Chart - Ready to USe
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Suppose, your dress’ armhole length is 7″.
You measure 7″ long on sleeve armhole length also, same as you measured on your dress.
When we join shoulder from chest line with a curve, the total would come out to be at least 7.5″ (if you don’t want your armhole to be loose).
If the armhole is needed for tight fitting look, then wrap the measuring tape around the armhole and take the measurement.
This measurement length is not inclusive of your shoulder seam so you need to take extra 1/4″.
Include 1/2″ seam allowance for sleeve side seam allowance or same as you kept on the sides of your dress.
I’m sure this information will be quite useful for you and let me know how it benefited you.
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