How to Find the Correct Sleeve Length
The correct sleeve length needs to be adjusted before cutting out a garment. Dropped or extended sleeves can be tricky, since the armscye shoulder seam hits everyone in a slightly different place. You will not be able to just measure from the tip of your shoulder to your wrist.
You might need a sewing buddy to help with this measurement. But, once done, you won’t need to measure it again. It is one measurement that does not change with age!
Place a necklace on to see exactly where the garment neckline should fall. Bend your elbow and place your hand on your high hip with back of your wrist resting at the side of your waist and your fingers pointing straight down over your hip. This creates a true bend in the upper part of your wrist that you can measure to.
Measure from the side of your neck,…
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