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What Size to Cut Out
Annieq

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Date: 4/7/10 9:25 PM

I am making the HP Weekender Sunshine Top but have this problem. My high bust (and narrow sloping shoulders) measures 39", my bust is 44" and my biceps measure 15". My hips are 46"

Do I cut out a larger size at bodice sides to accommodate the larger sleeve I will have to cut out?

ANy suggestions welcome.

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Date: 4/7/10 10:25 PM

I had to make the sleeve/bicep bigger for my 15" wings and showed it here click here
I'd go by your shoulder size for this top.

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Date: 4/8/10 9:14 AM

I'll have to go look and see what size I cut out but I know I had to make an adjustment to the sleeve because it is super slim.

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Date: 4/8/10 12:05 PM

Michelle74p said that most people making this pattern had to scoop out the armscye. Shouldn't I do that for my larger biceps?

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Date: 4/8/10 1:04 PM

I did that to both help enlarge the sleeve area for my bicep and because the armscye itself was too high/tight in my muslin--I felt like it was cutting into me. (I used to run into that problem some with of the older HotPatterns, but haven't run into it in the last 2 years.)

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Date: 4/8/10 3:30 PM

I made this for my dd who actually very thin and she felt that the arms were too snug on this pattern. She said it was rubbing under her arms.
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Date: 4/8/10 5:21 PM

I wonder if I should cut out the shoulders and neck at size 14 and then cut out the bodice side at size 16?

Right now I have it at 14 under the arms and sloped towards a size 16 at the hip.

I am going to have to butterfly the sleeve as SueV suggested.

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Date: 4/23/10 10:30 AM

Annie, we're almost exactly the same size! I have a bit more boobage, at 46". :P

I cut out the 14 at the shoulder/armhole, and I swung out to the 18 at the side seams I think. I did drop the armhole about 1/4". I also enlarged the sleeve using the Pivot/Slide method in my Nancy Zieman fitting book. Fits PERFECT. I seriously love that tee!!

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Date: 4/23/10 6:11 PM

Hi Annieq,
I have a 42 inch full bust and somewhat narrow shoulders. I cut the neckband at size 14 and cut everything else at size 16. It fits perfectly except that I neglected to check the bicep sizing. I think the measurement for the size 16 sleeve is something like 12 inches and mine are more like 13.5 inches. Next time I will slash and spread the sleeve to add the extra width.
I have some bunching at the underarm, and I hope that altering the sleeve will take care of that.
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Date: 4/23/10 9:34 PM

Wow! I didn't realize that the sleeves on this pattern were so small. I'm getting ready to fit this pattern and my bicep is 17 1/2". I start with a 16 in the shoulders and enlarge to a 22 at the bust, so I have kind of a hybrid armscye and sleeve. It sounds like I'll have to do some real slashing and spreading with this pattern to get it to fit.

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