Welcome to a new class of creative pattern making. In today’s class, we are going to learn how to make the Helena sleeve.
The Helena sleeve is a sleeve with volume and controlled ruching at the bottom of the sleeve with a rolled cuff.
In today’s class, you are going to learn how to make the pattern for this sleeve and we will also learn how to sew this sleeve.
Today you will learn how to add volume to certain areas of your patterns so that you can create different and creative silhouettes.
This exercise is perfect to practice the technique of how to add volume that I have already taught you.
This sleeve is inspired by an Alexander Wang design from the Spring Summer 2021 collection, although I have changed the cuff.
As in all my classes, I am going to give you all the necessary measurements to make this sleeve.
Remember that depending on the fabric you are going to use to make this sleeve, you may have to add or remove more volume than I am going for, this will depend on the thickness of the fabric you choose.
For that reason, it is important that you always make a toile (prototypes) with a similar fabric to the one you are going to use for the final garment.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, remember that you can send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Submit your exercises
The best way to learn pattern making and sewing is by practising, so for today’s class, I’m going to ask you to make the Helena sleeve.
You can do this exercise full size or half scale.
Please try to send me photos where the patterns and toile are clearly visible so that I can give you better feedback.