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Draw in the curved line that forms the sleeve cap. It should curve downward to a maximum deviation of 0,75 cm (5/16 in.) between points "k" and "j" (i.e. at point "u"), then outwards a maximum deviation of 1,5 cm (5/8 in.) between points "j" and "i" (at point "v"), outwards by a maximum deviation of 2 cm. (3/4 in.) between points "i" and "b" (at point "w") and finally, curves inwards and downwards by a maximum deviation of 0,75 cm (5/16 in.) between points "b" and "l" (at point "y"). Note that the curve also passes through point "x", located halfway between points "b" and "e", and follows a straight line from "x" to "b".

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    Aug 21, 2012, 10.27 AMby Ranjith

    ARMSCLE AT BODICE IS 54 CM. AT THE ARM CURVE DISTANCE ID 59 CM. MAY BE THAT DUE TO ADDING OF 1.5CM, 1.25 CM,1.25CM,& 0.75 CM WHILE DESIGNING l x i j k curve. SO PLEASE ADVISE HOW CAN I MATCH SLEEVE TO BODICE.

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      Aug 24, 2012, 03.56 PMby gedwoods

      You can expect the curve of the sleeve cap to be longer than the bodice armscye – otherwise, the sleeve will be too tight where it joins into the bodice. You have to adjust your sewing to absorb the extra fabric. However, the “additions”, as you point out, are imprecise, and this may lead to a larger difference than needed. As elsewhere, my suggestion is to try it and see, and if it doesn’t work, adjust it downwards. Nothing about making clothes is fixed and stable for all body types – you have to be willing to try and then adjust!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 04.57 PMby florieness

    You’ve written “Note that the curve also passes through point ‘x’” however there’s no mention of how you find point ‘x’. Is there some part I’ve missed out?

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      Nov 25, 2010, 04.15 AMby gedwoods

      Halfway between points b and e. You’re right, it’s not explicitly stated. I’ll make the correction.

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