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Layers in Acrobat Reader

For clarity and ease of use, Jailyn Apparel patterns are drafted so that each size appears on its own layer in the pdf pattern files. To make cutting out the pattern pieces super easy, you need to hide all the layers for sizes that you don’t need to print at this time. So if you determine, for instance, that you need to print size 12, open the Layers panel in Acrobat Reader and hide all layers except “Text” and “Size 12”, then proceed with printing.

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Shorten Shoulder to Bust Apex

We recommend making two pattern adjustments before constructing your first muslin. The first is the vertical length from your shoulder seam to the apex of your bust. This article walks through the adjustments needed to shorten the pattern in this area.

Let’s take some measurements

In the photo of pattern piece A-Front Top, notice that the seam lines are marked with dashed lines on the pattern. I have placed a tape to measure straight up from the bust apex mark to the shoulder seam. Be sure to stop measuring at the seam line, as you’re looking for the length of the finished shirt from shoulder to bust point. The length here is 10-1/2 inches.

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Lengthen Shoulder to Bust Apex

We recommend making two pattern adjustments before constructing your first muslin. The first is the vertical length from your shoulder seam to the apex of your bust. This article walks through the adjustments needed to lengthen the pattern in this area.

Let’s take some measurements

In the photo of pattern piece A-Top Front, notice that the seam lines are marked with dashed lines on the pattern. I have placed a tape to measure straight up from the bust apex mark to the shoulder seam. Be sure to stop measuring at the seam line, as you’re looking for the length of the finished shirt from shoulder to bust point. The length here is 9-7/8 inches.
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Assembling Our Print-At-Home Patterns

Print-At-Home Layout Illustration

You’ll find our print-at-home patterns are set up a bit differently from most others. Usually the pattern pieces are placed as closely together as practical, which saves a few sheets of paper, but makes it so all the paper needs to be taped together into one large block before you can clearly see where each pattern piece needs to be cut. That block can quickly become unwieldy to assemble.

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