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The perfect shrug?

Added Jun 18, 2011

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden

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Step 4 Measure yourself

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Use a soft measuring tape. Place the measuring-tape as shown in the picture, and compare the measurement to the sum of A+B from the previous step. In my shrug the measurements are about the same, so if you want a fit like in the picture make sure your measurements are roughly equal (pattern and around your neck/back).
If you want to check the sleeve openings, measure around your upper arms and compare the measurement to the sleeve opening measurement in the previous step. If you need bigger sleeve-openings, extend the pattern to make the sleeve-opening longer (this will not change the length of the side-seams but it will the shrug a bit bigger, if you think that will be a problem you can remove a little along the CB edge). See the next step!

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    Aug 23, 2011, 05.19 PMby queenieslearnin2sew

    I would like to make this but I need it to be about 2 or 3 sizes larger than your largest size, about a US 22. If I were to measure as in step 4, what would the ratio be to split that into the A and B measurements? Also, would the length between A and B (from top to bottom) be the distance from the base of my neck to just above my waist?

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      Aug 24, 2011, 01.37 PMby ichigogirl

      Hm. I think the easiest way of doing it is to simply grade it up according to the tutorial on grading multi-size patterns that’s available here on Burdastyle!

      http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/enlarge-a-basic-burdastyle-pattern

      You basically add another size or two outside of the largest size by connecting points in the smaller sizes (check it out). You could then check the size/fit by measuring as I’ve described. Good luck, and please upload a picture if you make one!

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