Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Sleeve Engineering

Here's a fascinating post about engineering issues in pattern design and the manufacture of shirts or coats. 

I will say that I like a little ease at the top of my sleeve caps.  Perfectly matched sleeves usually don't fit right.  But maybe that's because they weren't cut right -- I can't recall seeing a shirt with forward-shifted seams.

I have drafted my own patterns, and modified ones I have, to get results that otherwise weren't available.  Couldn't find one for a swordsman's shirt, for instance, so I just made the long cuffs and stuck them on a basic pirate shirt.  I learned that forearms are not as simple as they look -- the pattern has a lot of subtle curves.  But I did get it to work.
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