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Now move to point A (just below point O), and measure downwards one fifth of the ARMSCYE_DEPTH measurement minus 0.7 cm (or 1/4"), and mark (point H). Then draw a line perpendicular to the line OB about half way across. Remember if you don't have a square, measure the distance from the top of the page (or from line BC) to the point H, and slide this measurement across the page, taking care the keep the ruler parallel to the OB line. Note that this line is a construction line - it does not form part of the final outline, but is used to help trace that outline. As such, you may want to pencil this line in somewhat lighter than finished lines that belong to the block outline. (Note that in the figure, ARMSCYE_DEPTH is indicated as ARMSCYE.)

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    Sep 8, 2010, 12.21 PMby sol8145

    Could someone please confirm for me that the armscye measurement discussed here is the actual armscye (circumference of shoulder at joint) and not the armscye depth (armscye/2). I realize now that i drafted out the pattern using the armscye depth and believe that i have made a mistake.

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      Jan 19, 2011, 08.52 AMby BrigetteForbes

      I have this confusion too, can someone please confirm??

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      Jan 21, 2011, 12.54 AMby gedwoods

      It is the armscye depth, and not the full armscye. I have modified the text to make this clearer.

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