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Calculations (Part 3 of the Draft Your New Favourite T-Shirt Pattern Series)

We are onto part 3 of the t-shirt pattern drafting series. So far we have gathered our supplies and taken our measurements. Now we will be using our measurements to perform some calculations we will need in order to draft our new t-shirts.

To complete this part of the process, you will need:

  • The measurements you have recorded on your printable measurement chart.
  • A printed copy of the Calculations Worksheet
  • A pencil
  • Possibly a calculator.

Complete all of the calculations as specified on the calculations worksheet, using your measurements. These calculations will result in a close fitting garment*. If you’d like to see how I complete these calculations, watch here:

The website to help you convert your calculations to usable measurements can be found here.

Let me know how the process if coming along for you! Are there any calculations you are confused about? I’d love to help. To get in touch with me you can comment below, or post in our Facebook group.

If you use Instagram don’t forget to use our hashtag #appletreedraftatee.

* You can adjust the calculations to have a more relaxed fit garment by getting rid of the negative ease. To do this, you would simply ignore all the the subtracted measurements. For example instead of subtracting 1/2″ from your 1/4 waist measurement, you would just write your 1/4 waist measurement.

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