Truing the Patterns of your Tops

Let’s take a look at 90-degree angles 📐and continuous seams ♾ for top sewing patterns. The main rules for tops 👚👕🥼👔are as follow:

1. The center front and center back seams or folds should always be at a 90-degree angle📐. (Unless you have a v-neck.)
2. The armhole is generally also at 90-degree angles 📐for the front and the back. (The sleeve, therefore, follows that same shape.)
3. When the side seams are joined, the armhole should be smooth and continuous. ♾
4. When the shoulder seams are joined, the armhole and neckline should be continuous, without anything pointing out. ♾

If you ever need to alter your patterns, make sure you “control” them at the end, cross-checking that you are following these rules and using the right tools.

This information and more can be found in The Fitting Book. Order your book today through the link below.

Learn the 3-Step Fitting Process:

A) Identify the Fitting Issue.

B) Pin, Cut, & Tape the Fitting Sample.

C) Correct the Sewing Pattern.

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