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Forward Shoulder I Think!!
My Shoulder Seam Pulls To The Front Of My Garment!
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Date: 3/6/13 10:58 AM

I made a Vogue pattern and the shoulder seam is pulled to the front of my bodice by about 1/2 inch. I looked around for an adjustment and what I found seems backwards to me. It says to remove 1/2 inch from the front shoulder seam and add 1/2 inch to the back shoulder seam for a forward shoulder. I can't get this into my head, it seems like that would make it pull even more to the front of my garment. I thing it should be the other way around. Add 1/2 inch to the front shoulder seam and remove 1/2 inch from the back shoulder seam. Can anyone advise me on this?

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Date: 3/6/13 11:07 AM

Which image does your posture most resemble?


You could have hyper-erect posture like the right side, which would cause the shoulder seam to be in front of your shoulder. Or you could have a hunched posture that would cause the shoulder seam to seat itself to the back.

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Date: 3/6/13 11:52 AM

I don't really have a posture problem. I looked in the mirror and I would say I resemble the first posture. I am small through the top but have a c-cup bust. I always seem to have trouble fitting my top part of my body.

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Date: 3/6/13 11:56 AM

I don't really have a posture problem. I looked in the mirror and I would say I resemble the first posture. I am small through the top but have a c-cup bust. I always seem to have trouble fitting my top part of my body.

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Date: 3/6/13 12:29 PM

The pictures posted of body shapes are rather extreme.

Do you work on a computer during the day? If so, your shoulders could be a bit forward.

I don't know how old you are but as we age, our bodies tend to round towards the front.

If you arm/shoulder joints have a bit of roundness to them, then you might need a foward shoulder alteration.

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Date: 3/6/13 12:40 PM

I am interested in this as well. I think I have a bit of a rounded back. I thought I have forward shoulder as my shoulder seams fall toward the front. A forward shoulder adjustment makes it worse. A rounded back adjustment helps but not completely. I will be watching this thread too.

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Date: 3/6/13 12:45 PM

I am 60 and I do work most of the day on the computer. I am sure I probably do need the adjustment, just not exactly sure how to do it.

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Date: 3/6/13 1:30 PM

Is the back too long?

Is the front too short?

Have you had this problem with other patterns?

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Date: 3/6/13 2:42 PM

It seems that I just have trouble with Vogue Patterns.

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Date: 3/6/13 2:58 PM

You don't have forward shoulder. The shoulder point would be in front of the shoulder seam.
Just move it back. Make a large seam allowance and pin it so that it matches your shoulder.

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