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Bigger is smaller? I look, but cannot see!
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Date: 6/11/14 3:41 PM

Dear Sewing gals:

My new "dolly" is up and padded; I am now working on my first muslin for my first blouse. Haven't been so excited since--well . . .

Question: I am looking at the pattern armhole. The pattern has three different sizes marked on it. WHY oh WHY is the smaller size (18) marked so that it seems to create a larger armscye? It looks as if the hold for the arm is cut larger/deeper. The larger sizes have their cutting lines closer to the edge of the bodice, i.e. smaller hole. Would someone please take a moment to explain this phenomenon? Thank you,
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Date: 6/11/14 9:14 PM

I answered this same question of yours elsewhere.
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Date: 6/11/14 11:02 PM

How about a link to this mysterious "elsewhere" ...

I hope you don't think my tone is rude lol
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Date: 6/12/14 1:44 AM

measure the stitching lines and I doubt the 18 is a larger opening than the 20 or 22. The 18 shoulder line is very likely below the other two sizes, and the side seam not as far away from the centre back - thus the armhole is NOT larger.

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Date: 6/12/14 9:04 AM

The armhole just at initial glance appears to be larger, but if you trace the armhole you'll notice the shoulder is higher and thus the opening for the arm just "appears" to be larger.
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Date: 6/12/14 10:59 AM

Look under Armscye.... started by AlpenRose under the Beginners' Forum.

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Date: 6/12/14 2:01 PM

Thanks GL!!
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