Welcome to this new class of creative pattern making, in today’s class we are going to learn how to make the cape sleeve.
A Cape sleeve is a sleeve with an opening in the front of the sleeve showing the arms.
I personally have given it the name of princess sleeve because it has always reminded me of a sleeve that we would see in the tales of the Middle Ages.
Today you will learn how to make the pattern of this sleeve, where we will include how to make the lining and to finish I will teach you how to sew this sleeve.
As I explain at the end of the pattern class, depending on the fabric, you will have to fuse the area of the facings, but it is not always necessary, that is why it is important to make toiles (prototypes).
Remember that all the measurements that I give you are indicative, you can always change them to create other designs.
In today’s class I recommend doing an understitch seam, remember that we have already taught you how to do these types of seams in the seams class.
If sewing sleeves to the body is not your strength, I recommend that you look at the class on how to sew a sleeve.
As always, if you have any questions about this class you can send me an email through your user account in the support section.
Submit your exercises
The best way to learn pattern and sewing is by doing it yourself, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to do this sleeve and to sew it to a bodice.
The design of the body is your choice and it is only necessary that you do one side but it is always better if you do the entire bodice.
You already know that you can do this exercise in real size or on a half scale.
Remember that so that I can correct the exercises, try to send me photos where the patterns and their annotations can be seen clearly.