Originally Posted by AndrewRogers
I believe so, but I'm not really familiar with tailoring terms. Single needle = 1 visible row of stitching along the side seams and double needle = 2 rows of stitching? Iirc, there is only one row of visible stitching at the side seams. Fwiw, that line of stitching (which holds the flap of fabric underneath) is about 3mm from the actual seam where the front and back are joined and sewn together.
Originally Posted by unpainted huffheinz
This has been my exact problem with mytailor. The sleeves are always too short, and after any laundering, even cold water and hang dry, the shirt is not very wearable. You have to pad this dimension yourself by about an inch.
It was my understanding that they
made the required adjustments to account for shrinking, whether working off your body measurements or those taken off a well fitting shirt (that has obviously been washed and shrunk). They actually cut the sleeves (measured from shoulder seam) shorter than what I had entered (24.2'' vs 24.5''), but gave me more room across the shoulders (18'' vs 17'', resulting in a final unwashed sleeve length of 33.2'' vs my provided figure of 33''. I figure they must know more about shirt construction and shrinking than I do. We'll see how this looks after a couple of washes this weekend.
Since this was my first order, I didn't think it'd be a good idea to pad my shirt measurements myself as it could have resulted in a shirt with twice the shrinking allowance built in.