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The Rundschau System for Cutting Ladies' Sleeves - a Preview

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:03 PM

The text comes from the 1960s Der Zuschnitt XVIIth edition from Rundschau. As usual, please keep in mind that this version of the Rundschau cutting system is now 40 to 50 years old and that it has evolved in the subsequent time period. If you found this version of the Rundschau system useful then you will probably want to purchase the latest modern version directly from the Müller & Sons website. An English version of their book is now available:


The newer system will be presented to the reader differently and should be read as complementary to the 1960s system presented here.

It is also strongly recommended that you also support Rundschau by subscribing to their journal (both the ladies' as well as the gentlemen's editions), as it is the last remaining classic tailoring journal still in print anywhere in the world. Information on how to subscribe can be found in this thread.
They even have CAD programs based on the Rundschau cutting system, although this is more for industry cutters.

The accompanying ladies' coat cutting system can be found here.

This thread is a preview only of what is to come, and because of this will remain closed for comments until it is in its final form. The translation of the coat cutting system took nine months to complete and two years of planning. Please do not expect a translation of the sleeve cutting system to appear any time soon. It may take another nine months or longer to reach fruition. If you are able to contribute to the translation please contact me. Members are asked not to contact me pressuring me to finish the translation, as this sort of work is frightfully time consuming. :Black Eye:

If you require access to a translation, readers should purchase the modern up-to-date official English translation from the Müller & Sons website, something which those interested in their system should be doing in any case.

A translation of the circa 1959 version of their men's sleeve cutting system can be found here. It is very similar to the ladies' sleeve system.

For a related sleeve system by Czujewicz that is much simpler to follow but still excellent, see this draft. However, it is for a fashionably ultra narrow sleeve.

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