Added May 16, 2010
N.B. At this point in the development of the block, the shoulder and armhole seams are identical for the front and the back of the block. I have developed several easy-fitting overgarments without further differentiating the two block sections - that is, the only difference between the block sections in this case would be the neckline. However, Winnifred Aldrich in her book recommends an slight change between the front and the back block sections to get a better fit. For completeness, I include her additional modification as a variant on the block design, but I note that for many garments it may not be necessary to do this. If you decide not to pursue the variant, you may skip over the next two steps and go straight to Step 17.
Variant : Draw in a horizontal line 0,75 cm (1/4") below the line between points "Q" and "M" - this is a construction line, so draw it in lightly.
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