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The perfect shrug?

Added Jun 18, 2011

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden




Step 4 Measure yourself


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!


      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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