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Date: 8/21/13 8:36 PM

(It's probably the same for men or women, but since I didn't find either on a search, I thought I'd specify!)

This is a thing, right? I'm not seeming to find much online or on the boards about it. Can somebody point me to a tutorial?

I'm making DH Burda 8461 (http://sewing.patternreview.com/patterns/9427), and it's a little snug across the upper back, due to his heroic, computer-user stature.

Thanks!

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~Gem in the prairie

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Date: 8/21/13 9:47 PM

I have yet to actually make this work, but this is the gist of what I am putting in my muslin.

Threads link

I have cut a slice in a muslin which relieved the tightness. I haven't completed a revised muslin with the adjustments in the flat pattern.

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Date: 8/21/13 10:39 PM

I need to do this. You might have to figure out where you need it. I need to adjust the pattern within about 1 1/2" down from the neckline. Here is some simple diagrams that might help alterations
I would think it would be similar. Have you made a muslin yet?
-- Edited on 8/22/13 0:08 AM --

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Date: 8/22/13 5:33 AM

Hi Stirwatersblue,
You might find it by searching for "dowager's hump". Doesn't make for an attractive mental image, but that's what it used to be called. I think is generally equivalent to a wedge from enter back to sleeve seam. I've also seen some adjustments where there is no center back seam, which, of course, there wouldn't be in a man's shirt.
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Date: 8/22/13 7:05 AM

Hi Stirwaterblue,

Have you got the book 'Fit for real people' (FFRP by Palmer Pletsch)? This has got several variations for both the broad back and rounded upper back, and you could choose the most appropriate ones for your DH. If only his upper back is broad, then you can use method 3 on page 118, and the high round back alteration (which I think is what Marie367 is referring to), on page 123.

If you haven't got a copy, then you could try the threads website.
If you search for Dowager's hump, there is a copy of the explanation on how to tackle this from Issue No 76.

Also I have just found a video on You Tube on protruding shoulderblade/rounded back, from surefit designs.

From personal experience, I have found that it's very easy when following instructions to the letter to overdo it, and add too much extra length to the centre back seam - ending up with a 'puffy' back. The extra also needs to be added in the right place. In the end I found that I only needed 3/8 inch plus small neck darts.

Hope that helps.

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Date: 8/23/13 5:16 PM

Quote: rosehatten
Hi Stirwatersblue,

You might find it by searching for "dowager's hump". Doesn't make for an attractive mental image, but that's what it used to be called.

Thank you!! And thanks to everyone who suggested checking "Threads." This is what I was remembering:



I kept finding this adjustment instead, but he doesn't need the shoulders to be widened.

I knew I'd seen it somewhere! (It might have been FFRP.)

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~Gem in the prairie

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