#### Materials::

Ruler

French Curve

Paper

Pencil

My measurements for reference:

Bust:32 inches 8.5

Waist:24 inches 6.5

Hip: 34 inches 9

Torso Length: 22 inches

#### Directions:

#### Front of Shirt

- Fold paper in half
- Draw a line 5 inches from center. Mark as Point A.
- Draw a line 22 inches down from Point A and mark as Point B. Line AB is the torso length.
- Draw a line 3.5 inches to the right of Point A and mark as C. Line AC is the neck of the shirt. 3.5 inches should be plenty. Only adjust if the person has a much larger neck.
- From Point C draw a diagonal line to the edge. Point D is on Line AB. Point D will be used to draw the bust line. Line CE is the wrap front part of the shirt.
- From Point C draw a line 3.5 inches to the right. Mark as Point F. Line CF should be slightly smaller than your shoulder length.
- Draw a line 1 inch below F and mark as Point G. Line CG should be the length of the shoulder.
- Draw a line down 22 inches down from Point F and mark as H.
- From Point D draw a line to the right about 10.5 inches. Mark as Point I. Line DI is the ((bust measurement +2)/4) +2. For example, my Bust Measurement is 32 inches.
- 32+2 = 34 ( I add 2 inches for room)
- 34/4= 8.5
- 8.5+2=10.5 (This allows the shirt to be able to wrap and overlap nicely)

- The waist line is about 5 inches down from Line DI. You have 2 options to determine where to draw waistline.
- Option 1 based on your measurement. This would the length from your bust to your waist.
- Option 2 based on Line DB. For me, Line DB is 12.5 inches long. I split it so that it would be a little less than half on top and more than half on bottom. 5 inches and 7.5 inches.

- From Line DB, draw a line to the right about 8.5 inches and mark Point J. This line is the ((waist measurement +2)/4) +2.
- Draw a line 11 inches to the right of Point B and mark as Point K. Line BK is the ((hip measurement +2)/4) +2.
- Use the French Curve and ruler to connect points G&I, Points I &J, and Points J&K.
- About 4 inches the right of Line DB on Line J mark Point L. Draw a line going through point L touching like DI and BK.
- 0.5 inches to the right and left of Point L mark Point M and Point N.
- Draw a diamond using Points M and N. The top point should not touch line DI. I made it about 2 inches below. This can be determined but your bust radius.
- Use the French Curve to draw the bust seam. If the person has a big bust and large bust radius, this seam should be drawn curvier.
- Repeat and mirror steps for the other side.

#### Back of the Shirt

- Fold the paper in half.
- Mark Point A directly on center fold.
- 22 inches down from Point A mark Point B. Again Line AB is the torso length.
- Draw a line to the right of Point A 3.5 inches long and mark Point C.
- Go down 3.5 inches from Point A and mark Pont D.
- Draw a line 2.5 inches to the right of Point D and mark as Point E.
- Go back to Point C and draw a line to right 3.5 inches long and mark as Point F.
- Draw a 1-inch line down from Point F and mark as Point G.
- Draw a line down from Point F. I went down about 9.5 inches and marked point H. Line FH should be the same length as Line AD from the front.
- From the center fold, draw a line 10. 5 inches that crosses through Point H and mark as Point I.
- About 5 inches down from line I draw a line 8.5 inches from the center fold and mark as Point J.
- From Point B draw a line 11 inches to the right and mark as point K.
- Use the French Curve and ruler to connect Points G &I, Points I&J, and Points J&K.
- On Line J, about 4 inches from the center fold mark point L.
- 0.5 inches to the right and left of Point L mark Point M and Point N
- Draw a diamond. The tips of the diamond should touch Line I and Line BK. This is a waist dart.
- Repeat and mirror steps for the other side.

#### Finals Steps

- Cut out panels and add seam allowances. The seam allowance should be about 0.5 inches.

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Are these your measurements? If we need to make a larger size, should we just change the measurements as measured on our bodies? Thanks for posting this by the way. Ive been looking for a good pattern to use for my hmong clothes. I’m no expert by any means. I just sew for myself.

Yes, these are my measurements. Just change the measurements based on your body and it should work.

Can you please explain, if I change my measurements to a larger size how much or what are the number that I will be using? For example my bust is 36, waist 34 and hips is 40. How do I put these number into the paper to make a pattern of my size? Thank you and I really appreciate your kind heart of showing this in here.