It is a little more work at first but lots of my repeat customers are addicted to custom orders because custom order pieces fit as they wished.
Once I have your measurements in file, it is so easy for future orders/ all you have to do is to update changes if you have weight gain or loose in a short period..
Bare in mind, when you measure you want to give the loose/ fullest part of your body measurements so we make sure the pieces will be comfy on you.
Here is a peek of a normal attached sleeve pattern I did for a customer. Sometimes I get questions on how to measure armpit hole vertical length so I thought I show some photos here so you get an idea.
I work with armpit hole vertical length/ which means from shoulder end vertical downward armpit hole to where you feel comfortable/ you want to make sure it doesn't expose your bras if you mind.
a 9" armpit hole vertical length will give you a around 19.5" armpit hole girth room due to the curved line.
|where to measure armpit hole vertical length. see the red line.|
Photo shows a left sleeve inside out.
A different type of sleeve will look different and there are so many different changes you can do to make the sleeves different/ puffy/bubble// wavy/ ..etc.
Magic 5 and 8!
annyschoo's special marks on sleeve curves:
If you sew, you probably have some habits that you like to do. For drawing sleeves/ which I love to do^^/ to help attaching sleeves with armpit holes on the sleeves better, I like to mark on 5"/ 8" so I make sure the curves are evenly attached to armpit holes on the top/ dress.^^This means you mark 5 and 8 on the armpit holes on the top/dress too so they match when you sew.^^
Each handmade custom order piece is been put into lots of thoughts from both you and me and with your help, we create something unique and just for you.