from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The opening left in a garment where the sleeve is to be attached, and shaped by cutting so as to regulate the fit and adjustment of the sleeve. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Cant Arm scye, a cutter's term for the armhole or part of the armhole of the waist of a garment.
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- noun an
armhole(or, occasionally, a leghole) in tailoringand dressmaking
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Unfortunately, the tailor and I don't share a common language, so we couldn't get into the finer points of waist definition or scye diameter (scyes, as you know, are armholes).
On the other hand, my chest - not my bosom, my chest - measures 17 1/2 inches from scye to scye - the triangular notch in the front armhole.
My back measures 13 from scye to scye that would be the little notch in the armhole in the back pattern piece - the squarish ones.
it will cause even more odd fitting problems - it will create a very narrow back I'm 5'6", and Not a Small Person, and my back width from scye to scye is between 12 1/2" and 13" AND a correspondingly wide front - I measure 17 1/2" from scye to scye in the front.