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Date: 1/20/12 2:49 PM

I finally concluded that I have square shoulders instead of broad shoulders. The last 2 garments I made I did 1/2" square shoulder adjustments and they fit perfect (even without broad shoulder adjustment!). So my question is would I need to do square should adjustment for all the garments, even tanks? I am thinking of remaking Vogue 1236 but I’m not sure if I need to do square shoulder adjustment on it?

What type of garment wouldn’t require square shoulder adjustment?

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Date: 1/20/12 4:40 PM

If the fit really matters to you , then yes! You can get away without it in stretch fabrics and raglans, possibly

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Date: 1/26/12 2:02 AM

I think that any pattern with a shoulder you should do the adjustment. All these patterns hangs from the shoulder. The adjustment is quick to do. Just use the shoulder slope from the pattern you already adjusted.

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Date: 1/26/12 4:26 AM

On every new pattern, place one of your adjusted patterns and compare the shoulders. Expect to make a square shoulder adjustment, but you might be able to skip this step from time to time. I have the opposite issue--sloping shoulders. I do NOT have to make an adjustment all the time--maybe half the time, especially on sleeveless tops. One of my sewing friends has square shoulders and says that New Look patterns work particularly well for her.

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Date: 1/27/12 5:53 PM

Right. I am just wondering if there are any styles that would not need square shoulder adjustment. It would just make my life easier if I knew that I won’t need to do the adjustment :)

I use the method described in Fit For Real People and I like the result - simply moving the entire armhole up by 1/2", and there are no changes to sleeves or neckline. FFRP mentioned that standard shoulder sloping for Big 4 is about 1 5/8". I measured the shoulder slope on a few McCall's patterns and they are all 1 5/8"! So I plan to measure the shoulder slope on pattern (if I can) before doing any adjustment.

Amazingly, after I realized my problem is square (NOT just broad), I started noticing that a lot of my RTW tops also have excess fabric bunched up at the back base of my neck due to my square shoulders (recent discovery is on my pajama top)!

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Date: 1/27/12 7:24 PM

Quote: rfsews
Right. I am just wondering if there are any styles that would not need square shoulder adjustment. It would just make my life easier if I knew that I won’t need to do the adjustment :)

I have to make a square shoulder adjustment 99% of the time, but it's a breeze the way I do it and it can be done before the pattern tissue is cut so there's no slicing/dicing involved.

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