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Where to take chest measurement

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    ndeporto @ndeporto

    Hi all you experienced seamstresses and sewist! I’m new at sewing for my boys and am about to start making a couple of sketchbook shirts. My boys are 5 and 11 and I’m trying to decide what size to cut out. Am I correct that I should go by chest measurement and lengthen or shorten from there? If so where do I take the chest measurement under the arms all the way around or at the nipple line? I did read the discussion about possibly adding length to make the shirt tuck in. Love this forum!


    Nicole @motherof5

    This little chart will be very useful to you and it is FREE!


    The shirt is an untucked style so if you want to tuck you will need to lengthen. It is one of my favourites patterns.

    If you get stuck or want a few ideas I blogged it here http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/sketchbook-shirt-tutorial-part-1.html . I am incredibly proud of the collar finish I am able to achieve with this pattern.

    Its a ripper!


    ndeporto @ndeporto

    Thanks Nicole!

    Tassiemum @Tassiemum

    I love this pattern and Nicole’s collar tutorial is great. My son likes his shirt untucked and I still add length ( at least a couple of inches) to the pattern as I found it was still too short for my liking.

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